Have a new addition, or expecting a baby?
If you already have children, condensed sessions are available.
Budgeting for Baby is a FREE online prenatal seminar that focuses on the financial aspect of having a child. Our goal is to provide new and expecting parents with comprehensive information on a variety of topics to assist you in preparing for your family’s future. Having children is expensive, and the discussions are designed to encourage you to budget and plan for your short and long-term financial goals. In addition, you will gain valuable insights about the various costs associated with having children, as well as learn about the beneficial government programs that will be available to you. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of planning for today and saving for tomorrow, and we have the professional experience to help you along the way.
Following the session, all attendants are provided with a PDF package which includes all the class content.
This video zoom seminar was fantastic and was really helpful, I couldn't believe it was free for all the value we received from it! I received a 1:1 session with Laurie and Gord overviewing a slideshow of all kinds of content from RESP's, wills, life insurance, baby basics budgeting, and it was very professional while also being personal and comprehensive. We were very thankful for this as first time parents and would highly recommend it for others beginning a family as well.
- Jared T
Meet The Presenters
For close to twenty years, Gordon and Laurie Branden have been offering the Budgeting for Baby class free of charge. They are both licensed sales representatives of Registered Education Savings Plans. Additionally, Gordon is a licensed Financial Security Advisor specializing in Life Insurance, Retirement Savings and Living Benefits (including disability, critical illness and health plans). Together the presenters have been providing resource information on a variety of topics relating to budgeting for growing families.
Topics of Discussion
- Life Insurance, Health Plans and Living Benefits
- Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)
- Retirement Savings Plans (RSP)
- Maternity and Parental Leave
- How much does a baby cost?
- Living on a reduced income
- Canadian Child Benefits (CCB)
- Birth certificates and SIN numbers
- Wills, Power of Attorney, and Personal Directive