02/28/2014 05:50 pm ET

Why Raising A Girl Could Cost You $855 More Per Year

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A survey found that almost half of respondents wanted their first child to be a boy, and of those people, half said it was because they believed boys are easier to raise than girls. Of course, we laugh in the face of this wild presumption. Some children sit, read, play quietly with their toys, others use your living room furniture as a jungle gym and won’t stay still during story time. It’s personality and genetics, not sex, that determines this.

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