Can I afford to give up work to stay at home with the children?

The longer-term impact of taking time out of work must also be considered

It’s a question that can strike even the most ambitious of parents; when the patter of tiny feet can be heard, is it worth your financial while to keep working?

For high earners, the sums will always go in favour of staying in their job. But for many of us, the costs associated with childcare and commuting can negate the benefits of that monthly pay cheque – at least in the short-term.

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