What’s it REALLY cost to raise a child today? – Podcast Episode 216

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I’m sure you’ve heard that it costs tons of money to raise a child to the age of eighteen – $233,610 in 2015, according to the Money/CNN report I read in preparing for this episode.

If that number has you freaked out, you are not alone!

But is it really accurate? That’s the question we are looking into today.

Go to weturnedoutokay.com/216 for key links and the most adorable picture of one of my children; the outfit he’s wearing in the photo comes up today. Thanks for listening!

Key Links

Click here for the money.CNN article, which shares the US Department of Agriculture’s 2015 estimates on what it cost to raise a child.

Click here for one of my all-time favorite family finance resources, The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn.

Important WTOO Links

Check out my free Guide to Food and Family by clicking here; this is one of my favorite free guides, because it just includes SO much practical information, and (I just have to say it) food for thought : )

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It’s called Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics, and I wrote it especially to help parents handle kids’ tough behavior, because parents need to eliminate the bad before they can be happy at home.
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