Sunday, December 11, 2005
Million Dollar Babies
Women in their 20s gain 10 percent in lifetime earnings for every year they wait to have a child. A woman who has her first child at 25 earns 10 percent less over her entire life than a woman who waits until 26. If you have a child before 30, it will reduce your earnings on average for the rest of your life. (The wage hit is smaller in your 30s). I read this entire article out loud to my fiance.