Confidently prepare for a positive birth experience – Join The Birth Class

Episode 395

Canna Campbell

Welcome to my new 5-part mini-series where I take you from preconception to postpartum with health and finance professionals who outline everything you need to know about fertility treatment, maternity leave, birth options, childcare and budgeting for a baby. We all know babies are expensive but how much does pregnancy, birth and early parenthood actually cost? I’ve joined forces with Bank Australia, a customer-owned ethical bank and a certified B Corp, to make pregnancy finances less overwhelming.

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While half of all pregnancies in Australia are unplanned, for those considering starting a family, money is often a significant deciding factor. We know that financial stress affects our physical and mental wellbeing and that’s particularly pertinent in pregnancy, it’s just that no one really talks about it. In this episode I chat to Canna Campbell, a financial advisor who also shares financial education, tips and tricks at @sugarmummatv. If you want to know more about budgeting for a baby, understanding the benefits of a financial counsellor or financial planner and the best way to prepare your finances for one less income, this episode is a must-listen.

In this episode, Canna Campbell discusses:

  • how financial stress significantly affects our wellbeing 
  • the small changes in the way we spend and save money makes a huge difference 
  • managing and controlling debt 
  • the importance of getting rid of credit card debt 
  • emergency funds 
  • financial planner vs financial counsellor 
  • budgeting and planning for one income 
  • getting to know your mortgage 
  • looking into your super 
  • her own IVF journey 

Topics Discussed

family planning, financial counsellor, financial planner, income planning, IVF journey

Episode Sponsor

What happens to the money in your bank? It’s okay if you don’t know the answer – not many people do. Contrary to popular belief, the money in your bank account doesn’t just sit there; banks use it to lend and invest. The question is: what is your bank investing in?

Bank Australia is a proud ethical bank that is customer owned, so they don’t need to chase financial profit for external shareholders. This means they consciously choose NOT to invest in fossil fuels, live animal exports, gambling, weapons or tobacco. Instead, they invest in a future that is promising for us and our children by directing money to what we can all value – renewable energy transition, nature protection and social housing. If you want to feel good about your banking choices, choose Bank Australia.

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