Read moreStarting a family is an exciting time for any couple. There is also a level of uncertainty about how you will adapt to the change and afford the additional costs that go with having little footsteps in your home. Research from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) suggest that it takes over $406,000 to raise a single child from birth to the end of their education. That is a lot but, you can prepare yourself. We’ve prepared a number of tips that we think might be helpful to your growing family.