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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    Falcarius would consider being childless for a whole bunch of reasons but economic reasons are not one.
    I will remain childless but not for economical reasons. I have personal reasons for that.

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    Absolutely. If I knew I didn't have enough money to afford children I wouldn't have them in the first place. I wouldn't want to expose my children to less than desirable living conditions. It also wouldn't be fair to my husband and I wouldn't want to suffer either.


    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    ^ That number is way under estimated.. unless you're living extremely meagerly and never buy the kid anything outside essentials for most of its life.. And it never has to go to the doctors.. or breaks anything.. or goes to stellar schools.. or pre-schools.. and someone sprung the bill for its delivery..

    But with that said.. People find a way to make things happen all of the time. Would you feel your child would be less satisfied with you as a parent unless you made enough money to shower it in what it wants and needs? We lived a very poor life growing up, but.. I still highly enjoyed my childhood. Surely economics isn't all that holds you back?
    I read somewhere that its around 1 million dollars. I think that's from birth until adulthood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Absolutely. If I knew I didn't have enough money to afford children I wouldn't have them in the first place. I wouldn't want to expose my children to less than desirable living conditions. It also wouldn't be fair to my husband and I wouldn't want to suffer either.
    Curiosity, what do you consider less than desirable?

    I read somewhere that its around 1 million dollars. I think that's from birth until adulthood.
    That'd be around 50k a year.. That number seems a little harsh, until you throw in the cost of education outside of the free public learning if your child goes on to an expensive facility.. in which case, it is definitely on target.
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    The reality is I'm in a very promising relationship and I can tell you that our shared timeline is largely impacted by the state of the economy.

    IOW, I am currently childless and probably will be for the next few years because of this. It makes me sad, but I'm not going to throw a pity party. Just gonna keep truckin.

    If for some reason my lot does not improve or worsens, I would not have children because it would feel irresponsible. I don't *just* want to be a parent, I want to be a good parent and being able to provide is part of that.
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    [QUOTE=SuchIrony;1753246]Absolutely. If I knew I didn't have enough money to afford children I wouldn't have them in the first place. I wouldn't want to expose my children to less than desirable living conditions. It also wouldn't be fair to my husband and I wouldn't want to suffer either.


    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Curiosity, what do you consider less than desirable?
    Not being able to provide a comfortable means of living. By comfortable I mean having a roof under ones head, enough food and clothing, basic utilities, and not having constant anxiety about making these ends meet.
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    Well that takes eating the child if you get too hungry out of the calculation.
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