Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Unless you value your cash! According to The Wall Street Journal having a child is a terrible investment.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a child born in 2013 will cost $245,340 to raise to age 18. That’s $13,630 a year! Small price to pay to become a parent, but according tot he report, if you were to invest that same money each year into even conservative investments earning 4% a year, you’d end up with more than $360,000 in the bank! Whereas with your child, you end up in the hole minus -$245,340.