[Click here forÂ theÂ official August COUNTRY Financial Security Index release andÂ data results.] Itâ€™s no secret Americans love their pets. In fact, eight out of 10 pet owners think of their cat or dog as family, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index. However, Fluffy and Fido will also need some lovinâ€™ from your wallet, too. Weâ€™re talking about potentially thousands of dollars in animal care over your petâ€™s lifetime. In fact, forty-three percent of Americans say their dog or cat cost them more than anticipated. Â Here are a few simple steps to make the cost of welcoming a pet …
According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, Americans are feeling more optimistic about investing in a college education than in recent years.
According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, 82 percent of Americans feel parents should bear the responsibility of teaching their children about money matters.
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