The conundrum here, in our opinion? One of the reasons that many women are delaying starting families is that having (and raising) children is extremely expensive, as this article confirms. Many of us feel that we need to have decent health insurance, see at least a couple of rounds of promotions and raises — and, of course, pay down bills such as student loans and credit card debt — before even considering going off the pill. The tradeoff: Pregnancy and delivery at an older age may very well end up being even pricier than having kids at a younger age. So, what's a modern working woman of average income to do? Readers, help us out here: Are today's rising costs of having a family stressing you out, and what do you think the answer is (other than winning the lottery)?
(The New York Times)
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