Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Cost, in Dollars, of Raising a Child

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We all know raising kids is expensive, but few people know exactly how much it costs.

Without excessive expenditures, surely people like us could raise a child for more than the $435,030 the government estimates but less than the $776,000, $1 million or $1.6 million guessed at on the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Right?

I had hoped so, but my estimation of what my spouse and I might spend – and, crucially, what we might lose – having a child ended up being more than those estimates.

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