Infographic: Here’s What It Actually Costs to Have a Baby
It’s no secret that having a baby is a huge, life-altering decision, both emotionally and financially. While that freewheeling pre-parenthood spirit doesn’t need to disappear once you’re expecting, some things will probably have to change to accommodate your new expenses. To help offset all that spending, consider adding a rewards card like the Ally CashBack Credit Card to your wallet to earn cash back on the things you buy most—aka, diapers in bulk! Since it can be hard to estimate just how much everything will cost you, we’ve outlined some of the biggest expenditures below. Take a look, then check out smart ways to babyproof your savings.
Childbirth Costs: Type of delivery, CDC.gov; Cost of delivery, 2015 Comparative Price Report; maximum out-of-pocket limit, Healthcare.gov; family HSA limit, IRS.gov; individual FSA, IRS.gov; hospital stay, CMS.gov; Adoption cost, AdoptiveFamilies.com; Adoption tax credit, IRS.gov; Insurance policy deadline, DOL.gov
Disclaimer: Consider consulting a financial professional before making any major money decisions.
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