Financial Tips for Raising a Pet

Join our #CreditChat on Twitter on Wednesday, September 11, at 3 p.m ET. This week, we’re going to talking about the cost of raising a pet and how to budget accordingly.

Topic: Financial Tips for Raising a Pet

When: September 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET.  

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The panel will include: Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian and  Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News.

Questions We’ll Discuss:

  • Q1: Without looking up the numbers, can you estimate the annual cost of owning a pet?
  • Q2: Do you factor in the cost of raising a pet into your budget?
  • Q3: Do you have an emergency fund for your pet?
  • Q4: What are some expenses to consider when owning a pet?
  • Q5: What is the most expensive aspect of owning a pet?
  • Q6: What are some practical ways to save money on pet food?
  • Q7: Is pet insurance worth it?
  • Q8: What kind of pets would be great for an animal lover on a budget?
  • Q9: What are some great alternatives to owning a pet?
  • Q10: Any final tips on saving money taking care of a pet?

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