There are no two ways about it — kids are expensive.
If you’re not already a parent, you might think, “They don’t eat very much and they share my house, so how expensive could they be?” But according to a cost calculator from BabyCenter.com, my 11-year old daughter will cost me over $22,000 this year alone. That figure includes several factors, like housing, food, transportation, and health care, but it doesn’t take into account savings for college and living expenses once she leaves the nest.
So what are the best ways for aspiring or current parents to sock away
The expenses that come with buying, renovating and decorating a home can add up, but fortunately, there are ways to save money every step of the way.
GOBankingRates asked real estate insiders for their best tips on how to save money on every part of your home, and their advice can help cut costs for anyone looking to buy a new home or renovate the one they currently have.
Last updated: Feb. 4, 2020
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