The average expected spending this year for families with kids in grades K-12 is $688. It's $907 for college kids.
Productivity experts predict that the London Games could result in a summer slowdown perhaps unlike any other in history.
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By one dad's account, the government's calculation of the cost to raise a child is absurdly low.
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Sometimes you don't get what you think you're paying for.
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