Financial Planning

Survey: Mom’s work worth nearly $140,000 a year


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How do we love thee, Mom? Let us count the ways:

But let's face it: Mom is worth every penny ... and possibly even more. If mothers were given a salary for their work, estimates they would earn nearly $140,000 per year. That's based on a complicated formula involving jobs performed, hours worked and median salary of each job. "Even mothers who work full-time jobs outside the home put in $85,939 worth of work as mothers," according to the survey.

So as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, let's hear it for Mom! And kids, give her a break every now and then, will you?


Bill Sheridan