How To Obtain The Motivation To Raise Money For Adoption

By moneylauracoleman | Jan 27, 2020

We did a poll and discovered that members of the group wanted to hear about how to be motivated during the journey to raise money. Laura Coleman provides 6 steps that you can do to overcome discouragement and provide you the motivation you need to raise the money for adoption.

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How One Adoptive Couple Paid for Adoption using MetLife Legal and their 401(k)

By moneylauracoleman | Jan 20, 2020

After talking about maybe adopting someday, Yvonne was presented with a chance to adopt a family member’s child. Because of the timeline, she and her husband needed to come up with the money quickly. Yvonne was able to take out a loan from her 401k to fund her adoption, a choice that comes with a lot of conditions. She talks about how she saved money on lawyers and adoption agencies, which are expenses you may not realize that you can shop around for.

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Insurance Isn’t Boring, It’s Crucial

By moneylauracoleman | Dec 21, 2019

Dragging your feet can cost you a lot of money. Insurance agent Rebecca Palmer talks with Laura Coleman on the Adoption and Fertility Finance Show about the importance of adequate insurance before it’s too late for your family.

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Make $1000 a month teaching English for your Adoption Fund

By moneylauracoleman | Dec 13, 2019

Can you really make $1,000 a month teaching English online in your pajamas? Laura Coleman talks with VIPKID teacher Rebecca Bratsman on the Adoption and Fertility Finance Show today about her side hustle teaching English to Chinese students in a virtual classroom.

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Strategies to Reduce Fertility Costs

By moneylauracoleman | Dec 6, 2019

Pam shares her personal experience and how she used employee benefits to make fertility treatments more affordable for her family. Finally, she shares some strategies for planning that could reduce the cost of your fertility treatments.

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The Greatest Obstacle to Adoption

By moneylauracoleman | Dec 3, 2019

It’s one thing to read about ways to Decrease Expenses and another to execute it. You may have had good intentions before. Let’s change your mindset about the mistakes you’ve made. I want you to think about what it will feel like when the judge says, “This child is officially yours.” or When the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” That is the reason for you decreasing expenses. That is what should motivate you to change your spending habits.

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How To Protect The Financial Future of Special Needs Children

By moneylauracoleman | Nov 26, 2019

Laura and Melissa discuss how a special needs trust protects the Social Security eligibility of the special needs child. They talk about some of the unique circumstances that must be addressed when providing for a child’s lifetime medical needs, and how important it is for parents to have this conversation before it’s too late.

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Follow the Orange Backpack to Disney for Adoption

By moneylauracoleman | Nov 25, 2019

Welcome back to Season 2 of the ​Adoption and Fertility Finance Show! Laura Coleman continues to explore the intersection of finances and adoption and fertility with an emphasis on building strong families. In today’s podcast, Laura interviews Walter at ​Follow the Orange Backpack​ about intentionally planning a Disney vacation that is affordable, but that doesn’t bankrupt… Read More

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HSA Hacking for Adoption and Fertility- Season 2

By moneylauracoleman | Nov 22, 2019

Laura Coleman from​ ​ Family Money Coaching ​ and Mark Parrett from​ ​ Outpost Advisors ​ and Abraham’s Wallet ​talk about the triple tax-advantages of the Health Savings Account (HSA) on the ​Adoption and Fertility Finance Show ​ today. Mark is a fee-only financial advisor registered in Utah and Ohio, and he writes about how to run your home and dough like a Biblical boss.

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