Back in June I wrote about money I would be eligible for while on Maternity Leave, other than EI. The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) was one of them, and the BC Family benefit was the other. At the time I had estimated I would be eligible for $125/month. Since then, we've had a government change in BC and the UCCB benefit has increased to $160/month - wahoo! So I'm receiving this, as well as $26.28 for the BC Family Benefit.
It's important to us that we teach Little Man saving, planned spending, and sharing. We don't have a full plan yet, but this is definitely the beginning of it.