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How Much is That Doggie in the Window?A Pet Ownership Expense Worksheet for Children and Parents
It’s not just the purchase price of a pet that costs money; it’s the feeding, grooming, vet bills, and boarding that can really add up to a lot.
In an effort to teach children about managing money, Texas CPAs provide parents with a pet ownership worksheet to help your family budget the expenses associated with getting and keeping man’s best friend (or a furry feline).
Texas CPAs suggest incorporating the following money lessons in the purchase and care of a family pet:
Needs Versus Wants
No matter how much pets cost, their place in the family can be priceless. Pets can teach children to be responsible caregivers and serve as confidants, protectors and pals.