How much does a baby cost?

Finally someone named Thomas Bey has done a good job calculating a rough estimate of how much it costs to raise a child from birth to college. The grand total comes out to around $300,000-$400,000 depending on a number of variables. Check out the article it's called "Financing a Human Being" Moral of the story is if you want to be rich, don't have kids.


  1. Babies cost you money that you wouldn't otherwise spend, obviously.

    The real moral of the story is... if you want to discover what life is really about, and you think you want to impart your wisdom on others, having kids is the best.

    2nd daughter arriving 6/15/07

    p.s. I linked to your blog on my blogroll. Have a look at my blog sometime, thanks!

  2. I actually just received this in an email today - $441,939, not including college.


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