A survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that it can take about $249,180 to raise a child...
A survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that it can take about $249,180 to raise a child from birth to age 17 - and that's the dual parent household. Figures are higher for single parent families; up to $250,260. That's about $15,000 a year! Are you freaked out yet?

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Take heart; there are many ways to save money while raising your baby. Tomorrow we'll look at some of the specific areas of baby care that you can save money on, such as clothing, food, and toys. First though, a collection of handy posts that will get you thinking about budgeting and saving money. Basic budgeting & money saving tactics: Baby specific budgeting:

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