Another school year is coming to an end.  A lot of times, us parents are counting down the years til the kids are out of the house for good.  We love them to death, but man are they expensive.

How expensiove? A middle class family with a child born in 2011can expect to spend $234,900 in the next 17 years to raise their chikld.  That's up 3.5% since 2010.  That number takes into account transpertaion, child care, education, food , housing, clothing, healthcare and other expenses.  Expenses are highest for families living in the