Raising a Kid Costs How Much?!?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Raising a Kid Costs How Much?!?
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:03pm

I think my kids are priceless, but the United States Department of Agriculture has opted to put a price on their heads, as part of their annual survey of expenditures on children by families. Overall, the average American can expect to spend a whopping $226,920 to raise one child to the age of 18 -- with the lion’s share going toward feeding and providing child care. (Note that that figure doesn’t even include those particularly pricey college years!)

Raising a Kid Costs How Much?! New (Really Big) Numbers-

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 2:24pm
This is a large part of the reason my husband and I are VERY committed to only having one... Just cant afford to be having a bunch! :)
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:00pm

How much will it cost?

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Registered: 08-23-2006
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 4:20pm

Ya, we do not pay child care either. WHICH IS VERY EXPENSIVE!!

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