September 12, 2014: Foster a Pet
Is bringing a pet into your family a budget line item you just don’t want to think about? Well try this instead…
If you’re like me, you have kids that are BEGGING you for a puppy. Not only am I allergic, it’s frankly something I don’t want to pay for!
But it becomes easier when you can put that ownership back on your kids, so here are two suggestions:
First, Have your child research EXACTLY how much it would be to adopt and then care for the animal for an ENTIRE YEAR, with the understanding they cannot get a pet until they’ve saved that money.
Second. Consider fostering an animal for a week. That way there’s no up-front expenses PLUS your kids can see for themselves just how much work it is…
If you’d like to hear the Family Money Minute on the radio in your area, leave the call letters of your favorite station and your hometown in the comments below!
Click for more information on the Family Money Minute Radio Program
Click for Family Money Minute Posts you may have missed!