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Costs of Pet Ownership: More of Our Actual Expenses with a Dog

Back in 2021, my wife and I decided to add a dog to our family. After a lengthy search, that summer, we brought Rigby home. Soon thereafter, I shared a post detailing the expenses we'd encountered as new pet owners. Now, as we mull the idea of potentially getting a "sibling" for Rigby, we've been thinking about what costs that would bring. While we're not ready for that quite yet,...
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Lemonade Pet Insurance Review (2024): Policy Options & What's Covered

Pets have always been an important part of many American families. Yet, I don’t think I’d ever really considered the idea of purchasing insurance for a dog or cat until I learned that Lemonade was adding such an option. Cut to a mere month after when my wife and I added a dog (we named her Rigby) to our family, giving me a chance to take a closer look at...
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Money at 30: Is the Cost of Dog Training Worth It?

A few months ago, my wife and I welcomed a four-legged friend to our family. Since then, our dog Rigby has made tremendous growth as it pertains to get getting used to our home, adjusting to our routines, and even basic things such as walking on a leash. While part of this progress can just be attributed to her spending more time with us, the professional training we purchased for...
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Money at 30: Good (and Bad) Habits I've Gained Since Getting a Dog

It's now been six weeks since my wife and I brought home our dog, Rigby. With this being the first pet either of us has had in our adult lives, I'm sure you can understand that this addition of a dog to our family has brought about a number of changes — which is why I've already penned a number of articles on the topic (including chronicling some of the...
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Money at 30: The Cost of Pet Ownership: Our Actual Expenses with a New Dog (So Far)

Last week, my wife and I welcomed a new member to our family as we brought home a pup we've decided to name Rigby (in case you were wondering, our friends have a dog named Eleanor). Miss Rigby is two years old and is a Frenchton. Specifically, she's apparently 3/4 French Bulldog and 1/4 Boston Terrier — although we think her face looks more Boston overall. Anyway, as you can...
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Money at 30: Lessons Learned from My International Dog Sitting Adventure

A few months back, I wrote a post sharing that my wife and I were considering adopting a dog while also recounting some of costs we were totaling up as we furthered our research. Well, thanks to some unexpected travels, our plans to get a pup of our own have been delayed. But, in the meantime, we're getting a small trial run this week as we pet sit for a...
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6 Costs to Consider Before Deciding to Get a Pet

Are you considering becoming a pet owner? There are many benefits to being a "pet parent," not the least of which is the strong bond you form with your animal. Unfortunately taking care of a pet can also come with some major costs you'll need to plan for ahead of time. With that, here are six costs and expenses you'll need to consider before deciding to get a pet. 6...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...