Many parents start saving early for college and education, but one cost that often gets overlooked is child care, according to a new study from family care website Care.com. The average family spends about 18 percent of its budget on child care, says Care.com, but the cost catches many by surprise, and nearly half of families don't budget for it.
The study also highlights how the cost of child care varies across the country, with expenses being the highest for families living in the Northeast, and lowest for those living in the South.
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