Want a baby? Save up $240,000

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(STLMoms)  –  Children are getting more costly. Raising a little one will now cost more than $240,000.
According to new report from the Department of Agriculture, a child born last year will cost a middle-income couple $241,080 over 18 years.

That’s up almost three percent from 2011 and it doesn’t even include college costs.  What it does include is housing, food, transportation, clothing, healthcare, education and child care as well as miscellaneous expenses such as toys and computers.