(WTNH) — According to the US Department of Agriculture, raising a child from birth to age 18 is estimated to cost over $233,000.

That number continues to increase each year. So, what should you be doing if you’re planning to start a family?

Chartered Financial Consultant, John Caserta, sat down with News 8’s Alyssa Taglia to discuss tips on what you should be doing, and where that money actually goes.

Watch the full video above.