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Is Daycare A Household Expense?

Jessica asks if she should factor in the cost of daycare when she's figuring up what her emergency fund should be.

QUESTION: Jessica on Facebook asks if she should factor in the cost of daycare when she’s figuring up what her emergency fund should be. Dave says absolutely since it should include your household expenses.

ANSWER: Yes, darling, you factor in the cost of everything. It’s three to six months of your household expenses. Why would daycare not be one of your expenses? If it is one of your expenses, it is one of your expenses.