7 steps: How couples and single parents can prepare for child care costs

Learn financial and strategic moves to ease the expense and stress on your family.

Tags: Budgeting, Home, Planning, Goals, Be prepared, Taxes
Published: April 11, 2018

For many parents, juggling work, children and the cost of child care takes a part-time strategist and full-time accountant. Securing affordable child care can be even trickier for single parents.

We’ve outlined the top seven considerations for both couples and single parents when it comes to budgeting for child care costs.

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