By Elizabeth O'Brien
The Most Obvious Headline of the Week Award goes to this recent take on saving for retirement: How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement. But David Bakke of Investopedia, reviewing some research by Bankrate.com and others, does highlight some interesting data. Particularly eye-catching: the cost of raising a single child to the age of 17 was $235,000 in 2011, up 3.5% from 2010 on increases in the cost of schooling, transportation, daycare and food. And that number doesn’t even include college tuition.
Regarding the overall premise, as a mother of two small children, all I can say is: Duh.