So you find yourself mired in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. What should you do? (Hint: not getting knocked up is a good place to start.) What's that? You already are? Well fear not my good friends for I am here to shepherd you through this (even more) frightening time with the fruits of my own experiences since apparently the ticking of the ol' biological clock TKOs common sense Every. Damn. Time. (Full Disclosure: I snark but our baby was very much wanted so we were prepared to do whatever was necessary to fulfill our family dream.)
Step One: Breastfeed. No, it isn't 'free' especially if you are working so you'll need a good pump, milk storage containers, nursing pads etc. but when you figure the cost of those supplies versus the cost of a giant container of formula (which for us with our daughter lasted only a week and ran $37), the monthly savings averaged $112. Health Bonus: Since you are more focused on what you put into your body, you'll tend to consume less soda and alcohol. At least that is what has happened with me substituting a ridiculous amount of water for said soda. You'll feel better and keep more money in your wallet. Score!