The 10 best answers from #PgTalksMoney, a Twitter chat about family finances

We asked 10 questions focusing on managing your family finances to a stacked panel of personal finance experts. 

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Myelle Lansat is a personal finance editor at Policygenius. She writes and edits the Easy Money Newsletter.

Published July 15, 2021

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ICYMI, we hosted our first live Twitter Q&A #PgTalksMoney on July 12. We asked 10 questions focusing on managing your family finances to a stacked panel of personal finance experts. 

The hour-long event was packed with actionable advice, content, and hilarious banter. Here are some of our favorite answers to each question we asked. Head over to our Twitter page to see the full discussion! 

1. What’s the first money move you think new parents should make and why? 

2. What’s the best financial move you made when your child was born? 

3. What are some unforeseen expenses when having a baby?

4. What’s one financial mistake new parents make and how can they avoid it?  

5. What’s something parents spend too much on? Where should they spend that money instead?  

6. What’s one personal finance strategy that can help parents save money?

7. How often should someone review their family budget?

8. How can parents equally balance responsibilities if one partner stays at home with the kids and the other works? 

9. What’s your top tip for setting up an education savings plan?  

10. How can parents teach their children about money from a young age?  

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Myelle Lansat is a personal finance editor at Policygenius. She writes and edits the Easy Money Newsletter.