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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 08:02 PM

10. Growing up in with constant financial stress is hard on kids

Im not talking about just not having the latest cool clothes or neat gizmo; I mean growing up in a house where no one answers the phone because it's a bill collector or skip tracer. Listening to parents fight over money isn't fun. Evictions, repossessions, foreclosures - all of these suck for kids. The way these two are spending - nearly a grand more a month than they make - that's where they're headed with ONE kid. Babies and children need things - diapers, food, clothes, medicine and a hundred other things - that all cost money, and will dig them deeper into a hole.

It's not about 'class' - its about common sense. If they can make serious changes in their spending, start saving and plan ahead, no doubt they can afford another child. At this rate, they can afford to wait.

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