The Ultimate Money Pit: Wisconsin?

May 7th, 2007

In a story entitled The Ultimate Money Pit: Having a Baby, cialis generic cialis sale a Newsweek reporter writes:

“Yet day care for Gabrielle will still cost $500 a month. That’s a bargain if you consider that nannies cost upward of $10, cialis generic cialis 000 a year. (Nationally, the average annual cost of child care for a 3- to 5-year-old is $1,970.)”

Meanwhile, sources tell me that nannies in the Milwaukee/Madison area cost more like $18,000-$26,000 a year (especially if you don’t pay under the table).

I never knew that Wisconsin being a Nanny state meant it was such a great state to be a nanny.

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  • 1. jj  |  May 7th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    My 3-year old is $195 per week, down from $210 per week when she turned 2-1/2. That will drop to $170 per week when potty-trained. With one child in full-time day-care and another in 1st grade requiring “extended” care and then summers, I paid $17,960 last year. You can put $5000 annually per family into a pre-tax flexible spending account. That saves me about $1500 annually in taxes. Whoever wrote that article in Newsweek is on drugs – good ones!

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