Best Money Tips: Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Pet Owner

by Ashley Jacobs on 3 April 2012 1 comment
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on factors to consider before becoming a pet owner, losing weight frugally, and saving on auto insurance.

Top 5 Articles

7 Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Pet Owner — Before you become a pet owner, be sure to take into account the cost of petcare. [Stepcase Lifehack]

15 Tips To Lose Weight Frugally: Improve Your Eating Habits — Lose weight frugally by eating smaller portions. [The Digerati Life]

5 Ways to Save on Auto Insurance — To save money on auto insurance, change the way you pay your premiums. [How I Save Money.net]

How to Handle a Credit Card Data Breach — If you are the victim of fraud or identity theft, don't forget to file a police report. [Consumerism Commentary]

7 Tips For Last Minute Tax Filers — Are you filing your taxes last minute? Try filing them electonically. [GIrls Just Wanna Have Funds]

Other Essential Reading

How to Find Happiness Without Buying It — Find happiness without buying it by wanting what you already have. [Dumb LIttle Man]

7 Ways to Kick-Start the Savings Habit — Start saving money today by selling stuff you don't use. [PT Money]

Feeling Wronged As A Customer? Vent Online To These 6 Sites — If you are feeling wronged as a customer, consider venting your frustrations on Twitter. [SavvySugar]

10 Ways to Step Up and Move Closer to Your Success — Move closer to success by looking for new ideaas to add to your plans. [Savings Scoop]

When Time-Outs Don't Work — Are time-outsnot working for your child? Try implementing a rewards system. [Parenting Squad]

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NE Kelly

Good article and you covered a lot of important points. If I could add one thing to the training topic it would be that you are NEVER done training a dog. Training is a life time commitment and responsibility that starts the minute you bring a dog home.

Also, I think people buy little dogs because they think that they won't need as much training and effort because if their little dog bites someone at least it won't seriously hurt or potentially kill someone. I can't count how many times I have been walking my two American Bulldogs (they each weight about 100 lbs each) and we are charged by a snarling and overly aggressive poodle or other small dog and the owners of these dogs just sit there and chuckle and think it is cute. However, if my dogs were to even growl at these little monsters - all of a sudden I would be labeled as the lady with the dangerous dogs.

I cringe when people remark "what good dogs you have" they didn't come to me that way, it has taken hundreds of hours of training and discipline to make them good dogs.