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Pet Care Expenses

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  • September 6, 2013

    I finally did it. After years of dreaming, months of threatening, I went to the shelter and I adopted a dog. Because I needed another expense, I wanted to spend more money and pick up poop at the same time.

    But I waited patiently. If I was...

  • May 31, 2013

    I really want a pet. This isn’t just a fleeting desire; it’s the type of wish that makes me stand outside pet stores for longer than socially acceptable, imagining how cute that little ball of fur would look wearing a top hat and monocle. Or if...

  • May 18, 2013

    When Dee Dee Murray, a Seattle artist, taught her dog to paint, she never dreamed putting a paintbrush in the Dachshund's mouth would also help...

  • November 30, 2012

    So, you’ve made your budget, and now you have to lie in it. Fear not, my financially astute friends, there are ways to live the life you dreamed while still...

  • October 22, 2012

    It’s time to face the fact that we have commitment issues. Financial ones. We love to test drive the newest, fastest and trendiest everything, but when it comes to taking the purchase plunge, we often end up running for the hills.

    Luckily,...

  • October 9, 2012

    Americans spend more than $45 billion on their pets every year. That’s not surprising since a pet is part of the family. However, that doesn't mean you can forgo retirement savings or go into debt to care for the adorable little bugger.

    You...

  • October 2, 2012

    Pet owners all know that there can be significant costs that accompany pet ownership. However, there are also ways that pet owners can save when it comes to pet care. Emily Glazer shows you ways to save on pet care.


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  • September 7, 2012

    There are a lot of animal lovers across the globe, especially in the United States. Some consider themselves "dog people" and some "cat people." Regardless of the the type of pet that you prefer, there are costs associated...

  • September 4, 2012

    Pet insurance can run anywhere from $12-$40/month, depending on the age of your pet and the type of coverage you select.

    This could add upwards of $2000 to $6000 to the cost of your pet throughout its lifetime.

    Additionally, since...

  • July 9, 2012

    Some financial decisions require more than crunching numbers. Some financial decisions require a bit of soul searching. How much are you willing to pay, for example, to save your pet?

    The answer to that question may be the deciding factor...