Costly Kids: What it Really Costs to Raise Children

Our bundles of joy are amazing and they bring so much excitement to our lives, but have you ever thought how much they cost? created a graphic illustrating the challenges and costs of raising children with some startling results (hello, $226, 920 to raise one kid!). Here are some more interesting results!

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  • They really, really need to teach this in schools!

    My son is only 10 but I’ve been telling him for years to make sure he has his own house and plenty of money saved before he has kids, so that he will be able to do all the things with his kids that we can’t do (like Disney every six months).