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…
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