US Moms Spend Almost as Much on Child Care as Rent

Parents shouldn't have to choose between housing and daycare.

Parents shouldn't have to decide between having to pay for housing and daycare, but that's exactly the position some U.S. parents are finding themselves in.

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According to a report from, moms and dads are spending over $1300 a month on child care expenses, which almost rivals the median US rent, which is $1500.

While at-home child care prices still exceed in-center care for children, the cost can be exorbitant, especially for single-parent families.

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Sami Cone

Sami Cone

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids", is known as the "Frugal Mom" on Nashville's top-rated talk show "Talk of the Town" and educates over a million listeners every day on her nationally syndicated "Family Money Minute". She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two teenage children.

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