How To Protect The Financial Future of Special Needs Children

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. Read More

Follow the Orange Backpack to Disney for Adoption

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

HSA Hacking for Adoption and Fertility- Season 2

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. 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

Protecting The Credit of Your Adopted Children with guest Leslie Tayne, Esq.

s an adopted child more vulnerable to identity theft? Laura interviews Leslie Tayne from Tayne Law Group and the new author of Life and Debt about the unique challenges adopted children face, and how they can be protected from credit fraud. Read More

Successful Tricks On How To Use Airbnb

Have you ever wanted to become an Airbnb host, but you didn’t know where to start? Laura Coleman at Family Money Coaching talks with Saffron, an active duty service member, about her side hustle renting out rooms in her house. Saffron shares some tips for increasing your booking chances, how to protect yourself as a homeowner, and how multiple sources of income can really turbo-charge your goals. Read More

Podcast Interview with Dr Travis Parry, International Speaker and Coach

Laura and Dr. Parry discuss the roots of financial values. They talk about examining childhood memories of money, and the importance of talking to your spouse about your money beliefs. There can be a lot of negative emotions when talking about money: shame, fear, extreme privacy, and hoarding money. Dr Parry emphasizes that it isn’t WHAT you teach kids about money; it’s what you DO with money that will teach them. 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