It costs a quarter million to raise a child! | The Frugalista

It costs a quarter million to raise a child!

by frugalista on August 5, 2009

Kidsandmoney Ok, this is doing nothing for my ovaries. A government report released says that it costs middle-income parents $221,000 to raise a child to age 17.  Why am I not surprised? I can't believe how much child care costs. I have several friends with two kiddies and I feel like they work to pay daycare. Braces, entertainment, food, healthcare. Le sigh. I don't see how these modern parents do it. Hats off to them!

Viva La Frugalista for a long time. I think I'll start my rugrats blogging early. :)
For those without children, does this report worry you? For those with children, how do you deal with the expenses? Move to a farm and live off the land? Well-paying jobs? Dish! My ovaries are waiting! 
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