Budgeting the Decision to Stay Home Podcast

Better Budgeting Series

In this podcast, Donna Medina, Financial Wellness Relationship Manager for Regions Bank in Nashville, Tenn., talks about what you should consider when you’re making deciding whether to stay home with your kids or remain in the workplace.

Check out the podcast to hear Donna's thoughts on these topics:

  • Savings in child care costs if you stay home
  • Insurance options
  • How it will affect your retirement plans
  • The emotional side of the decision to stay home or in the workplace

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This Next Step Podcast is part of our Better Budgeting series presented by Regions Next Step –advice, tools and resources to help you get closer to reaching your unique financial goals. Our featured Better Budgeting podcasts can help you set the ideal budget for your financial needs and keep your finances in order.

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How to Create a Monthly Budget

Tips to Get Your Family Living on a Budget

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Donna Sue MedinaAbout Donna Medina

From her Southern drawl to her favorite movie, Sweet Home Alabama, Donna Medina enjoys life in The South. True to her Southern roots, Nashville is home and she enjoys the all the cool local sights, hot sounds and hip artists of the Nashville area. She has an adventurous spirit that has carried her high into the Rocky Mountains and as far away as Alaska, where she worked on a commercial fishing boat to help pay her way through college. Photography is her passion and she loves capturing places and experiences on film.

As the youngest of four children, Donna learned that hand-me-downs and homemade clothes were in her future unless she had an entrepreneurial financial plan. This experience fueled her personal wellness strategy: have a goal, make a plan, take action and save-save-save, achieve that goal!

Mixing her passions of entrepreneurship, teaching and helping others, Donna is an experienced Financial Wellness Relationship Manager at Regions Bank. Having been with Regions for nearly 30 years, Donna’s previous leadership roles as a Branch Manager and Personal Banker gave her the working knowledge to prepare for providing advice, guidance and education.



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