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A Child: A Bargain at $160,140

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle-income family For those with kids, that figure leads to wild fantasies about, "All the money we could have banked if not for (insert your child's name here)." For others, that number might confirm the decision to remain childless.

But $160,140 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into $8,896.66 a year, $741.38 a month, or $171.09 a week. That's a mere $24.37 ...

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