Before you start trying to conceive, you need to ask yourself an important question – Can I afford having a baby?
Everything is becoming more expensive these days, from buying groceries to the high price of gas and the increasing cost of rent and housing. With the rising costs of living, incomes aren’t keeping up. In fact, the medium household income has decreased 7 percent in the last 10 years. And with the United States economy the way it is, more parents are losing their jobs and families are scrambling to make ends meet.
So, if you are thinking of getting pregnant, you need to factor in the costs of raising a child until they’re of legal age.