From the Publisher
The author of the #1 New York Times
paperback bestseller Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
(which sold 325,000 copies) now writes the only guide for parents on financial planning for every stage of their children's lives.
From Cradle to College is the first comprehensive guide to the most important and most challenging financial planning that parents ever face: financing the lives of their children.It covers every financial decision parents make from before the birth of their child, through every aspect of the child's development, to the parents' old age and even after their death.
Organized both chronologically by stage of life and by issues, the book offers practical, and simple strategies for choosing everything from housing to schools to child care. It is filled with worksheets designed to help parents prepare for future significant expenditures either expected -- health care, summer camp, bar mitzvahs -- or unexpected -- such as visits to the orthodontist or cosmetic surgery. By showing parents how to weigh their financial alternatives intelligently and determine the costs involved, this book proactively helps parents and their children to live the richest lives possible.