How to Know if You Can Afford to Stay Home with the Kids

Giving up an income can be a frightening proposition, but it may be possible for some families.  When parents sit down and evaluate their income and expenses, they are often surprised to see areas where they can significantly scale back, making the idea of one parent staying home a real possibility. For couples who want one parent to stay home, with a little planning and preparation, it could happen sooner than they thought.