Pay for Childcare?
Kathy and her husband need to get their income back up in order to pay for the childcare expenses.
ANSWER: You have taken a huge pay cut and that’s what is straining your budget. Childcare is a major expense for you, but it’s the loss in wages that you’ve experienced over the past year that is the main problem.
Women who make $20,000 or less working outside the home are not making enough to pay for a year’s worth of childcare and other work-related expenses, so they might as well stay home with the kids.
The issue here is your decreased income and increased expenses. You’ve just had a temporary setback and you need to get your income back up.