Drive-By Thoughts: Money
According to BabyCenter.com, for the cost of about $200,000 over 18 years, I can afford just one baby (without mooching off the government and taking funds away from people with actual need.) $200,000, and that’s in 2010 value (not accounting for future inflation) and at 2010 average costs of child-rearing. And that’s not even including college tuition. $200,000! 200k just to afford one baby.
OR I can use that money to do things that I will actually enjoy and thereby have a nicer life than I would otherwise. Additionally, I could use that money to help other people in need do the same for themselves. Yeah, instead of losing money and making my life and the world worse, I can keep my money and make my life and the world better.
Why don’t I want to have kids? Because I can do math. Pretty simple decision, really.
Incidentally, I feel much better about the amount of money I spend taking the boyfriend out to dinner every now and then, considering how much we’re saving by being childfree.
Posted on 2012/04/06, in childfree, Drive-By Thoughts, Feminism, Green, Humor, Prochoice and tagged abortion, birth control, childfree, kids, pro-choice, prochoice, women. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.