Whats one thing that you and your spouse always said when it came to starting a family? “When we can afford a child we will work on getting pregnant.” A lot of couples wait for the “Financially ready time,” to start a family. I’m not quite sure what we were thinking, but we def knew the undertaking that was about to happen when we started our family.
Personally, in my humble opinion depending on a person’s expectations you aren’t really ever ready completely to have a child. Unless you are extremely wealthy and have the means a low income family just has to make it work. A lot of people are in that position We just make it work so that our children don’t lack for anything.
Ever wonder what it really costs to raise a child? Check out the chart below. It’s very interesting. From “Crib to College,” this chart explains the price differences 1960 and 2011. My how the times have changed!