Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss worked for over 14 years in the financial services industry, first overseas in microcredit, and then as a financial advisor. Today she works as a writer and marketing specialist.

Kirsten Weiss worked for over 14 years in the financial services industry, first overseas in microcredit, and then as a financial advisor. Today she works as a writer and marketing specialist.

Setting up a Trust for Your Newborn

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by from Blogs
"Can I interview you about setting up a trust for a newborn?" I ask my sister, the lawyer. She wrinkles her face in disbelief. "Why would someone want to set up a trust for a newborn?" "Um, so they don't directly inherit a bunch of money?" "Oh… You mean setting up a trust for the ...

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Having Multiples? Five Ways to Save

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by from Blogs
Many of us have seen the TV ad by now: the husband comes home from work, and his eyes pop when he finds three new baby carriages waiting. It's triplets! But, don't worry – we have a credit card! You knew life would change when you had a baby, and multiples are exciting. Below are ...

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5 Ways to Pay for IVF

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 by from Blogs
Since most health insurance plans do not cover In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the cost, averaging over $13,000, can be daunting. Paying for it may take creativity and planning. Consider the following five options: IVF Scholarships: There are non-profit organizations, such as the INCIID, which provide scholarships to people seeking IVF treatment. ...

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I confess that my young-self would rather have spent the money; knowing I could not run out and buy the latest Barbie doll was a disappointment. My older-self, however, remembers those lessons of saving and compound interest. We've left the days of passbooks far behind. Opening an account in-person or on-line ...

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Search the Internet for: "cost to raise a child in America," and you'll find some terrifying results – ranging from $150,000 to over $300,000. It's enough to make one swear off procreating, which is why those who actually do want to continue the species often don't dwell on the ...

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Ah, the golden age of the toddler: they're outgrowing their clothing, trying to stick their fingers into light sockets, generally running amuck, racing around on tiptoe, and giggling madly. In the meantime, parents are being bombarded with messages about all the new, developmentally critical ...

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