10 Steps For Your Adoption/Fertility Goal

By moneylauracoleman | Sep 4, 2018

This week I was driving kids to school and I heard the following conversation. My 6 year old, “Mommy, this morning we saw a deer.” “A REINDEER!!!” My 4 year old says. “No,” his sister say, “They aren’t real.” “Yes, they are,” I interject. “Can they fly?”, she wanted to know. “Nope”, I reply. “Is… Read More

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Love Is A VERB

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 28, 2018

A verb requires ACTION. To love someone requires you to DO something about it. It’s not butterflies or giddy feelings, although it might start off like that. My grandparents were a perfect example of love for me. I remember my grandma sitting on my grandpa’s lap and calling him “Buddy” and giving him a kiss… Read More

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Keeping Your Values In Check

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 15, 2018

As you begin this journey to adopt or go through fertility, let’s start at the very beginning. My question is, what do you value? Why do you want to adopt? What is your motivation? Do you value more time with your family? Do you value security with money in the bank? Do you value secret… Read More

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Live With No Regrets

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 9, 2018

Five years ago I met a sweet little girl. I remember the first time I saw her. She came to church with her Pappo and she was dressed in the cutest little yellow dress. I was sitting in the back pew and she was in the pew right in front of us. I’m a baby… Read More

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The Financial Costs of Adopting a Family Member

By moneylauracoleman | Jul 17, 2018

Whenever I meet someone that has adopted/gone through fertility or is about to go through this journey, I get so excited as if we are both a part of a club. This weekend I met a young man that has custody of his 10 month old nephew and he wants to adopt him. I loved… Read More

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Preparing Financially For Fertility and Adoption

By moneylauracoleman | Jun 28, 2018

My Fertility Story I didn’t plan on adopting. It was never part of the “when I grow up, I want to adopt” plan. Instead, I imagined that I would be 25 years old, married, with 2 kids and we’d grow into 6 kids. I was going to be a stay-at-home mom that gardened, canned, and… Read More

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What’s Your Side Hustle?

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 24, 2017

Yesterday I was speaking to my neighbor about the Total Eclipse that we experienced. She mentioned that her son lived just north of us right in the ideal path. A guy in his town sold 400 camping sites for $50 a piece as a prime place to watch the Total Eclipse. My jaw dropped. That… Read More

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I Just Can’t Say “NO”

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 21, 2017

One afternoon, I looked out my window and saw 2 guys in Polo’s and shorts approaching my house with clipboards. I knew immediately that they were trying to sell something and I just didn’t want to say “NO” to yet another person trying to get me to buy weed killer, grass fertilizer, or whatever they… Read More

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My Financial Advice to Xennials

By moneylauracoleman | Aug 18, 2017

I’m a Xennial, (to find out if you are a Xennial, click on the link and take the quiz). It’s the generation between Millennial and Generation X. I remember walking from the Junior High, through the High School hallway to the typing class at the other end of the building. (Our school was small) I still… Read More

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