The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the essentials for raising one child through age 17 will cost parents $369,360—anything but pocket change. In our 2010 issue of Real Simple Family, available on newsstands this month, financial expert Farnoosh Torabi helps three families at different stages tackle their finances.
And because she's such a good sport, Farnoosh will also be taking your questions about how to better manage your family's finances, and posting answers to selected questions here on Simply Stated.
So, if you need help saving for a college fund, or just budgeting for day care and piano lessons, submit your question in the comments below, and Farnoosh will answer selected questions starting September 8th.
About Farnoosh Torabi
Farnoosh's financial advice has been featured in the pages of Real Simple, People, Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Glamour, and The New York Post, as well as on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, and Thew View. Her second book Psych Yourself Rich comes out in September 2010. Find out more about Farnoosh on her website Farnoosh.tv.