There are a lot of aspects to consider on your fertility journey, and the cost is one of them. But around the holidays you may also have other expenses you want to focus on. That leaves you trying to balance your gift-giving budget and other costs, along with IVF and other fertility-related needs. Here are a few things to think about, so you can make adjustments and feel confident that your budget is going to the right places during the festive season.
If you’ve already had at least one cycle of IVF you probably have a good idea of the costs involved. That can help you budget for more cycles and other incidental expenses, so you stay prepared. It can also help you move forward with your goals, even when you need to also have money for other things, such as holiday parties and gift-giving. When you’re just starting with IVF it can be very helpful to talk things over with your doctor, so you can get the right information about costs, as well.
You can automate savings for IVF to help you stay on track with your treatments, and you may also want to consider looking into your healthcare coverage to see if there are additional benefits you can qualify for and take advantage of. Once you’ve done that you’ll have a better idea of what kind of holiday budget you can set. It’s a good idea to set an overall budget (and stick to it), and also divide that amount up, so that you’re budgeting for each person on your gift list.
Impulse buys should be avoided. It can be so easy to buy extra things when you’re shopping. Maybe you know it’s something a loved one would really like, or it seems like a neat thing to have. Resisting the urge to purchase things you don’t need can protect your gift-buying budget and also help you avoid dipping into your IVF savings, at the same time. Then you can have a better holiday season, knowing you’re also staying on track for the future.
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