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Have Fun as a Family Without Breaking the Bank

 

August 22, 2019

Raising children is no small task. Parents face numerous challenges when raising their kids, and while it may not be the biggest hurdle they face, the cost of raising a family can sometimes seem daunting. Parents whose budgets are stretched thin can still find affordable ways to have fun as a family.

Raising children is no small task. Parents face numerous challenges when raising their kids, and while it may not be the biggest hurdle they face, the cost of raising a family can sometimes seem daunting.

A 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that a typical middle-income American family spent just under $13,000 annually per child. Those costs included housing, food, childcare, health care, and the various other expenses associated with raising children. Multiply that number by 18 years and parents can expect to spend $234,000 per child by the time the youngster graduat...



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