NOT QUITE CHILD FREE
Part of being a parent is setting boundaries and rules, and among the most important is the family budget. There are an endless number of expenses to factor in -- everything from vacations to gifts to emergencies, not to mention college and weddings. The cost of raising a child just to age 18 totals more than $245,000, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here are 50 tips to help tighten the budget and keep money worries to a minimum.