I don't mean this as a slam against having kids at all, but I have noticed that this decision has very much impacted me financially. Most people I know who have carefully considered whether to have children (as I did, years ago) have given economics some consideration, but the cost of kids is vastly underestimated.
But for me, the joy and fulfillment our little 9 month old has brough me in her short time far exceeds in value any achievement or expensive toy. But that is my own personal experience.
There is a reason why a billion people worldwide have kids.
3CT_Paddler wrote:Choosing to have kids is not a financial decision... its a personal one.
It's not a financial decision if you have the finances...
Or perhaps he's planning to write a parody of Adam Smith: The Wealth of Shakers.
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