Not including college, middle-income parents of a child born in 2012 can expect to spend a whopping $241,080, according to an annual report from the USDA.
The cost to raise a child continues to climb and wages aren't keeping up. Here's how five families save, plan and get creative to make it work.
These countries offer generous benefits for parents, making it easier for working mothers and fathers to balance work and family.
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