Alert! Don’t read this while drinking anything hot or operating heavy machinery. The average cost of raising a child to 17 years of age is $297,600. Gulp!
With that in mind, I consulted the oracle of parenting tips – my Facebook mother’s group – and asked them for their number one money-saving tip for raising young kids.
Here’s what they came back with:
1. Pack your snacks
Always take food with you. Doesn’t matter if you’re heading to the park or just a drive to the grandparents, someone will always get hungry.