Buying and budgeting for your pet

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Before adding a furry, feathery, or scaly friend to your family it is important to review your budget. This will help you see whether the purchase and ongoing costs associated with your pet can fit in. Now is a great time to look at how you can save more money by making simple changes to your spending habits, and having the right accounts set up for your savings goals. 

Tip - when doing your research consider how your budget will be effected depending on the type or breed of pet you decide to purchase. For example, you could consider purchasing a pet for a considerably lower price from a shelter or rescue. Remember, while some pet types and breeds cost more to purchase, some have higher ongoing costs. 
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