Children are precious — so precious, in fact, you may not be able to afford one.

It now costs more than $ 245,000 to raise a child in the U.S. — not including inflation — and whether an aspiring parent can afford that depends on a number of factors, including the region they live in, the insurance policy they have, and their salary. The first year of a child’s life costs an average of $ 24,131, <a href=”… – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance