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Think about your kids and their interests. They’ve probably changed a lot throughout the years, but you’ve nurtured them as best you can. You’ve found classes for them to take and teachers that have encouraged them. You probably have enrolled them in camps or signed them up for leagues, especially if they’re interested in sports. And as they’ve gotten older, they’ve gotten better at all those things (or at least you hope they have!), and you’ve realized that those extracurricular activities are important to their development and their future success.
But what you’ve also realized about those additional pursuits is that they’re expensive, and the cost and the availability is increasing, too. And families are devoting more and more to those extras, too—up to 10 percent of their income for some families. So how do you pay for all them, and why should you? This graphic helps explain it.
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