There is no getting around the fact that having children is expensive. According to recent data an average middle-income family in the US will spend approximately $12,980 per year per child. To raise a child to 17 they estimate it costs families $233,610. By becoming budget savvy you can help to cover those costs.
Here are our top tips for budgeting as a family:
Work Out A Family Budget
Get to grips with your finances by working out exactly how much is coming in and what is going out.
Cut Unnecessary Spendings
Once you're clear on your budget, stop spending on things you don't really need. You’ll be amazed at what you can cut back on and every little bit helps.
Research Before you Buy
Before you buy anything from diapers to electricity do your research first and find it cheaper somewhere else. There are lots of great comparison sites these days to help you.