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.

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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

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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