I came across this fun and interesting infographic that answers the question: how much do we really spend on pets? Although I’ve only been the proud owner of a goldfish when I was about 8 years old, I know that pets are a great addition to the family. But how could they affect your finances over time? [Read more]
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Here is a very interesting article via @visualeconomics about the average costs in the US of owning different pets. Some of the moreВ interestingВ factoids:
- The bigger the dog the higher the cost - $5,980 for a small dog, vs. $7,800 for a big one
- Cats are more expensive than dogs – cats come out at $7,640 almost as much as a big dog
- Fish live long and are the least expensive – В I am yet to see a fish that lives 10 years, however they are reported to be the least expensive at $500 over their life time
- A Cockatoo can out live you - with a crazy $52,250, mostly because they can live close to 50 years! Not something I would consider buying for the kids.