Kids are great, aren't they? What isn't great is how much it cost to raise just 1 child! It costs an average of $230,000 to raise a kid from birth through age 18, according to a new report from Merrill Lynch.
Now multiply that by 2, 3, 4 or even more and you're looking a million plus to raise a family! Oh yeah, did we mention this doesn't even include the cost of college!
Over 70% of parents said they considered the expenses of raising children before getting pregnant but 90% were surprised at how high it was.
On the bright side, 94% of parents say it's worth it..but what about the other 6%?!