TODAY | August 15, 2013
>>> bank of mom and dad . you can't put a price on the joy your kids bring you, but they don't come cheap. parents with a baby born last year will spend at least $217,000 until the age of 18. the figure could go as high as half a million dollars. that's an increase of 23% since 1960 . what is included in that? housing, food, transportation, clothing, health care , child care , education. what is not included is the cost of college, and that is about $18,000 on top of that.
>> but they're worth it.
>> i would rather not know how much the total is.