Having pets may not be as expensive as having kids… but if you’re a devoted pet parent the cost can definitely get too big for your budget to handle. From premium foods to costumes and holiday gifts, you have to plan strategically and buy frugally to avoid overspending that often ends up translating into credit card debt. Here’s how to save money on pet care costs so you can stay on budget as you give your pets the best life possible.

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Desirae Odjick of Half Banked and her dog Jacob

Half-Banked’s Desirae Odjick Budgets For Dog Toys

January 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Here’s how she obsessively tracks every penny — by hand.

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A Thinner Pet Could Mean a Fatter Wallet

January 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Millions are being spent on obese pet vet bills.

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets

November 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.

20 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Pet Supplies

March 29, 2016 | Money Talks News

The following tactics will help you stretch funds to provide the best life for your animal companion.

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5 Affordable Gifts that Spoil Your Pets

December 17, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Avoid silly pet gifts this season. Get fun gifts that are functional and inexpensive.

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America Saves Week: How To Save Money AND Time

February 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Give me 20 minutes, I’ll give you a guarantee: You’ll learn how to save big bucks on just about everything.

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6 steps to renting a pet-friendly apartment

September 22, 2014 | Angela Colley

Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.

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19 ways to save big on your dog

August 26, 2014 | Angela Colley

We spoil our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we have to spoil our budgets, too.