The cost of having a baby has risen to almost a quarter of a million dollars according to  MoneyTalks says the average cost of raising a child born today to age 18 is $245,340!  The figure is based on food, housing, transportation, clothing, child care and non-college educational expenses, along with other miscellaneous costs.  So apparently if you and your spouse want to have 4 kids, you need to be a millionaire just to raise them!  Yikes!

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