If you were thinking of having kids anytime soon, this pie chart might just stop you, and make you say WTF. No matter your level of income, the financial strain that having kids can create is shocking. Who would of thought that doing something as simple and natural as raising a child would cost the earth?.
FACT: The $45,000 increase in the overall cost of raising a child from 1960 to 2012 is based upon the U.S. average for children living in a middle-income, husband and wife families.
Graph from: www.newamerica.net