Welcoming a new member to the family can be a joyous and fun occasion.
From shopping for baby clothes to picking out the exact color of the nursery, having a baby can be a great moment in a parent's life. Although this can be an exciting time, it can also be an expensive one. Hospital bills, clothes, food and doctor visits for your little ones can begin to add up and deplete your checking account. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a middle-income family will spend more than $165,000 to raise a child to the age of 18, Parents Magazine reported. This can be a major financial burden, so it is important to begin saving as early as possible. Here are a few ways you can save money and cut costs when preparing to welcome the arrival of a child:
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