Kids Ain't Cheap
By Ana Kresina
Major Street Publishing, RRP $32.99
Planning ahead financially to have a baby has probably never been so important as it is today, with the cost of living at an all time high.
Most parents will suddenly be faced with an increase in expenses and a decrease in income.
Data from 2021 estimated that the average two-child family in Australia will need to fork out $893,200 to take two children from birth to 18 years.
This is where Kids Ain't Cheap comes in; it aims to take the sting out of this expensive life stage, by equipping parents-to-be with the skills they need to run cost estimates, taking into account the loss of earnings, and get their finances in order.