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johnnyFive  ·  206 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ben Miller: The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined

Student loans are the reason my daughter, with two attorneys as parents, is going to be an only child.

snoodog  ·  206 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Child care costs about the same as college as I’m sure you found out. We’re going to shell out 100k for child care before she even hits first grade.

johnnyFive  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can believe it. We initially thought we'd be okay once she's in kindergarten, but then remembered that even assuming we can get after-school through the county, she'll have to be in something full time for the summer.

snoodog  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well plus all the after after school extras like swim lessons, soccer practice, gymnastics etc. It might get a little cheaper but probably not much cheaper

johnnyFive  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Exactly, and that was part of our consideration: do we give the best possible life to one or have to start picking and choosing? It didn't seem fair to me to reduce our daughter's quality of life on behalf of a sibling, or fair to the sibling to do less for them than for our first.