Having children is one of life’s greatest joys. And, also, one of life’s greatest expenses.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average total cost to raise a child born in 2015 is $233,610 through age 17. But don’t let the numbers scare you away from the immeasurable pleasures of parenthood. Financially prepare for having a baby and the journey ahead with these tips.