4 Simple Ways to Trim the High Price of Parenthood



A recent article on the TODAY show’s website reports that young adults’ finances are in such dire shape that a significant number of them are delaying “the huge economic plunge of having children.”
The data back this up: The birth rate in 2011 for women aged 20 to 24 was “a record low,” according to the CDC.
You can see why young adults may be hesitant to start a family when you consider the USDA’s claim that the cost of raising a child through adulthood today costs an average of $235,000 — and even among for families at low end of the earnings scale, the average outlay runs to a startling $212,000.

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