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$220K per Kid!

Have you seen the latest estimates of what it will cost to raise a child born in 2008?

According to the Department of Agriculture, it's $221,190 bucks.

Note that this number doesn't account for inflation. Or college. Ouch!!

Makes me think about all the tiny expenses -- new socks, her favorite snacks, a constant flow of crayons. Recently, I spent $200 bucks in one weekend without realizing it. It was all stuff she needed, but still...

(Hey, wait! $200 bucks? Looks like I only have $221,000 to go.)