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Family finances

Get help with family budgeting, childbirth costs and prepping your family's financial future.

I’m planning a family

Get ahead with saving, the cost of going public vs private and other important stuff. Future you will be grateful.

Did you know?

  • The average parent has just over $41,000 in savings before having their first child.
  • Australians spend an average of $726 for childbirth in the public system, compared to $2,400 with private health insurance.
  • Only 15% of gen Z parents opt to go through the private system.

I’ve newly become a parent

Find out about the biggest expenses (and how to keep them low), get help with budgeting and more.

Did you know?

  • It costs the average family $159,120 to $548,500 over 18 years to raise a child, according to government data.
  • Most parents open a savings account for their child when they're just 1 years old (18%).
  • Parents feel more bill stress (45%) when it comes to rent and mortgage payments compared to non-parents (31%).
  • Families with 3 or more kids can expect to pay $124 more on average every quarter for electricity than households with no kids.

I'm planning my family's financial future

Wish your parents spoke to you more about finances as a kid? Get help building healthy financial habits with your children, plus get tips for sorting money with your own parents too.

Did you know?

  • Australian children can expect to receive $33,278 towards a first home deposit.
  • More than half (57%) of parents have given their children access to a savings account.
  • 34% of parents with 3 or 4 children say they are currently extremely stressed with their current financial situation.

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