With school starting back up, the USDA is out with the cost to raise a child born in 2013 to age of 18-The cost?  Try $245,000 it'll run a middle income American family with those that live in the Northeast carrying the biggest costly burden surpassing $282,000.  Get more on the report on the USDA's website


Check out the Official USDA "Cost of raising a child" calculator


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