I’m not sure whether I want a baby. Should I save for one anyway?

Money Confidential

Aug 9 2021 • 28 mins


The number of births in the United States dropped to its lowest point for the fifth consecutive year—and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For women like this weeks’ listener—a 33-year-old woman living in New York City—money is a major factor in deciding when (or whether) to have children, especially given the rising costs of necessities like housing, healthcare, and childcare. Host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez interviews Alyssa Davies, author of The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal, for her advice on making decisions around family planning, and what that means for how we manage our money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices