Having children can be an expensive proposition. But despite the scary figures in a recent government report on the subject, you shouldn't panic, because there are things you can do to cut the price tag down significantly.
Everyday expenses have a direct effect on the price of doing business, which is why CNBC measures the cost of living when it does its survey of the top states for business. So where would a business find a state where the cost of living is low? The survey results point to the South.