About 4 years ago I was sitting at a Yellow Ribbon event for a Army reserve unit in Georgia. A couple came in to see me to discuss their finances. They were both older, no children, and facing a deployment. As we began to discuss their finances, they seemed to want to talk about something, but they seemed embarrassed to talk about it. I thought they were embarrassed about how they were managing their finances, but as I asked more probing questions, the truth finally came out. We discussed how the military can prepare financially for adoption or fertility because they wanted to borrow money to pay for IVF. Read More
Overcoming The Emotional Stigmas of Infertility
On today’s episode on The Adoption and Fertility Finance Show, host Laura Coleman interviews Frances Jones, author and fertility coach from Hearts Desires Fulfillment Coaching. Frances shares deep feelings about her 20 year infertility journey and how she came to terms with her desire to be a mother and the reality of her infertility. Read More
Strategies to Reduce Fertility Costs
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. Read More
Using Your HSA for Fertility Costs
When money leaves my hands, I want to know that it’s had a purpose. Did I use every financial trick to my advantage or did I just blow it into the wind? When it comes to fertility, there are so many emotions attached to this money. It’s nice to know that you’ve spent some time logically making this decision. Before you spend your money, be sure you’ve taken advantage of all tax benefits, discount programs, and your health savings account. Read More
What do a Clinical Social Worker and a Financial Coach say about marriage, money, and fertility?
Laura Coleman interviews Daniel Eck, MS, LCPC, a clinical professional counselor with 6 years of experience. They talk about how to keep a marriage strong during fertility. They discuss some of the unique emotional challenges that couples undergoing fertility deal with and Daniel suggests some healthy coping mechanisms. Read More
Utilizing The Health Savings Account During Fertility
I feel like a fertility veteran. Five times I went into the stirrups for embryo transfer. It wasn’t fun. One of my egg retrievals, I chose not to do medication… Read More
Does Your Money Personality Say Yes to IVF?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jcedu-a06f5f Did you know that your Money Personality affects your decision about whether to do IVF, IUI, natural cycle IVF, or not to do fertility at all? Listen to the… Read More
Understanding Financial Infidelity
Nothing says dream smasher like Financial Infidelity. You have a dream of adopting a baby or trying to conceive through fertility and you realize that you need a substantial amount… Read More
Should I Borrow From My 401(k) To Pay For Adoption/Fertility?
“You’ll need $17,500 for the full IVF cycle.” I remember the doctor saying this as we sat in his office discussing our options. We struggled with male infertility, which… Read More
How To Use The IRS Withholding Calculator to FIND Money
I’m in love with calculators. There’s something satisfying with someone else calculating some numbers and coming up with the answer. You have to understand that I hated math in high… Read More