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'Raising a child can cost up to R90 000 a year': How to be financially prepared for baby

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'The earlier you start saving, the better'. (Prostock-Studio/Getty Images)
'The earlier you start saving, the better'. (Prostock-Studio/Getty Images)

Having a baby can be as joyful as it is stressful. 

It's a lot to consider like the potentially exorbitant costs of not only labour and birth, but future expenses, such as food, clothing and, further down the road, education. 

And if you were hoping to take a "we'll cross that bridge when we get there" approach to financing a family, Sonto Lemeko, head of voice and digital at Standard Bank Financial Consultancy says the earlier you start, the better.  

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