Do you really want to have a baby right now?
The Over Population of Planet Earth
"According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a family with a child born in 2000 can expect to spend about $165,630 ($233,530 when factoring in inflation) for food, shelter and other necessities to raise that child over the next 17 years." (source: http://www.peoplespot.com/ask/raisechild.htm). That's around $14,000 a year just for ONE child.
What's the average annual income in the U.S.?
"Real median household income in the United States climbed 1.3 percent between 2006 and 2007, reaching $50,233, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the third annual increase in real median household income.
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Meanwhile, the nation’s official poverty rate in 2007 was 12.5 percent, not statistically different from 2006. There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2007, up from 36.5 million in 2006. The number of people without health insurance coverage declined from 47 million (15.8 percent) in 2006 to 45.7 million (15.3 percent) in 2007." (source: http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/012528.html).
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Calculator.htm offers a calculator to determine how much it will cost you to raise your children should you decide to have any or want more if you already have a child.
The 2007-2008 poverty threshold was measured according to the HHS Poverty Guidelines which are illustrated in the table below.
If there are two people in your family unit the poverty level is $14,000/year income.
|Persons in Family Unit||48 Contiguous States and D.C.||Alaska||Hawaii|
|For each additional person, add||$3,600||$4,500||$4,140|
SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 15, January 23, 2008, pp. 3971–3972.
Herbs That Can Help!
What did women do for contraception thousands of years BEFORE The Pill?
What are some of the anti-fertility herbs and how are they used to prevent pregnancy?
Can certain herbs be used by men and women successfully for birth control. The answer is YES they can.