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Are children a good investment?

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David Baese
David Baese
7 hours ago

I was a good investment for my parents.

Richard Gore
Richard Gore
2 days ago

I don’t like this question. I don’t think everything in life should be viewed in economic terms.

Edwin Belen
Edwin Belen
2 days ago

I used to ask myself this question a lot but more from a financial perspective. For me, children are poor financial choices. However, for every other reason, I would always pick having children over any choice I could possibly make in life. They are hard, expensive but there is nothing better than seeing them grow and become great members of society. Not a grandparent yet, but I can’t wait.

Rick Connor
Rick Connor
3 days ago

I just returned from a trip to California to see my son and his family. While we were there my son’s father-in-law passed away, at 91. Seeing his five children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family come together to support their mother, and each other, reminded me of the importance of family, and inter-generational responsibilities. I know I’m biased, but the world is a much better place with my sons (and their families) in it.

R Quinn
R Quinn
5 days ago

The only really worthwhile investment with guaranteed returns. Those grandkids are one heck of a dividend too.

SCao
SCao
5 days ago

I do not think about children being a good or bad investment. For me, it is kinda as an obligation to be a parent, partly due to family expectation.

Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez
8 days ago

Absolutely! What else are you going to do with your time and money? Another cruise? A really fancy dinner? C’mon. While children can be difficult at times, grandparenthood has a 100% satisfaction rating based on my informal survey. There’s only one way to become a grandparent: first become a parent.

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