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RYAN BAKKEN: The ties that bind, and cost

Published 10/06/2013, Grand Forks Herald

The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn’t even count the cost of prom. The study’s precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old’s cell phone plan.

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