MORE CARE FOR LESS PAYCHECK
Child care is a struggle for many American families. The average cost of infant care ranges from $5,496 to $16,549 a year depending on the state, according to Child Care Aware of America. That amounts to as much as 16 percent of the median income for a two-parent family. For a single mother, as much as 60 percent of the median income is required to cover the cost. But there are ways to minimize the expense.