Our furry friends can offer more than just friendship and companionship. If we pay attention, we can gain some financial insight from them.
Usually when I write about pets, it's to chronicle the expenses they pose: "Will your pet bankrupt you?" and "What your fat pet is costing you" are just two recent examples.
As every pet owner knows, though, that's just one part of sharing a life with the furry (or feathered or finned or scaled) set. They're our companions, our comforters and sometimes our comedians.
They can be our teachers as well. Oh, sure, they impart important lessons in how to live life in the now and all that. But they also offer surprisingly good financial advice. Don't believe it? Click ahead for eight important money lessons you can learn from your pets.
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Aprils 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ellen Zentner, senior U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses the disappearing middle class and the lack of wage growth in... More Aprils 23 (Bloomberg) -- Ellen Zentner, senior U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses the disappearing middle class and the lack of wage growth in the United States on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
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