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Financial Planning for First-Time Parents


Get in control of your short and long-term financial future as you enter parenthood.

Congrats! You're going to be a parent. Now what? There’s a lot to navigate, from health insurance and medical expenses, to preparing for parental leave and budgeting for child care.

This free short course will help you get on track: discover what (medical expenses) to expect when expecting, how to find out what’s covered by your health insurance so you can build a realistic budget, and where to begin with parental leave.

Master the basics:

  • Understand health insurance coverage

  • Plan and pay for medical expenses

  • Navigate parental leave and child care

  • Build a family budget

  • Plan and save for the future

How it works:

  • This course is 5 lessons

  • Each lesson takes about 5 minutes to read

  • You’ll get one lesson a day, delivered to your inbox

  • Read what you want - skip, skim, or save the rest for later.

Get the free short course in your inbox.


Why is this free?

Justworks is an HR tech company that gives entrepreneurs and their teams access to benefits, payroll, and HR support.

Every week, we speak to thousands of employees who are looking for help navigating important life events, such as paying off debt, getting married, starting a family, or buying a home.

We wanted to make this information more accessible for everyone, so we decided to create The Guidepost. Our hope is that it helps you feel confident and in control.