Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Wealth Matters ByPaul Sullivan Oct. 12, 2018 Selling pet products to humans is big business. Last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, owners spent nearly $70 billion on their pets. While much of that money is spent on pet paraphernalia, some of the biggest, and most unexpected, costs are for drugs and medical procedures as pets live longer and occupy a more central role in homes. By one estimate, owners spend $9,000 to more than $13,000 for medical treatments over their pets’ lifetimes. “Things have changed dramatically over the past 30 to 40 years with how people are viewing pets,” said Dr. Craig A. Clifford, a medical oncologist and director of clinical studies at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, Pa. “Thirty years ago, we called it the Snoopy … [Read more...] about Pets Are Like Family. But as Health Costs Rise, Few Are Insured That Way.
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caption Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff chats with San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, a venture capitalist on sabbatical, before the grand opening ceremony at Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. source Melia Robinson/Business Insider On a foggy day in San Francisco last week, politicians and tech moguls gathered outside Salesforce Tower, the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, to celebrate the skyscraper’s grand opening. This was peak San Francisco – a display of power and influence topped off by Marc Benioff holding hands with the mayor of San Francisco as a blessing was said over the cone-shaped, vaguely phallic 61-story tower. San Francisco is, for better or worse, a tech city. The tech sector creates tens of thousands of jobs annually in the nine-county Bay Area, making it the single biggest engine of the local economy, though that job growth is starting to slow. As startups blossom, attracting a wave of entrepreneurs and investment dollars, … [Read more...] about Meet the 9 tech millionaires and billionaires who are quietly steering San Francisco city politics
It’s not just the traditional Aussie battlers who have trouble with money; these days, it can be pretty common to have that friend who’s on an easy six-figure salary but always seems to be struggling in the days until the next paycheck comes in. As CEO Of the Financial Planning Association, Mark Rantall says he’s seen a lack of foresight have high-income individuals struggling with big purchases and, eventually, retirement. One woman had difficulty pulling together enough money to buy a house after spending $50,000 on clothing in a year. “I have seen people like doctors with high incomes end up retiring on the pension,” Rantall adds. “That is close to the poverty line and is not a pleasant way to spend your retirement years.” Here are 5 signs that you’re bad with your money: 1. You leave credit card bills unpaid. Although some credit card providers offer low interest rates for a fixed period to try win customers over, credit card debt is … [Read more...] about 5 Bad Habits Of People Who Are Terrible At Managing Their Own Money
Video PUBLISHED: 07:37 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:37 17 May 2018 Michael Evans, who was the victim of a one-punch attack in Great Yarmouth in 2013. Photo: Headway Norfolk and Waveney Headway Norfolk and Waveney A man who was left with “half a skull” after a one-punch attack on a night out has taken part in an exhibition showing the impact a brain injury can have on a whole family. Michael Evans, who was the victim of a one-punch attack in Great Yarmouth in 2013. Photo: Headway Norfolk and Waveney Michael Evans, 33, had his hands in his pockets when amateur boxer Daniel Brzozowski landed a blow to his head in Great Yarmouth in November 2012. Michael’s mother, Linda Etheridge, said: “He’d been to EVO with his friends, it was just before midnight and his friend’s girlfriend wanted to change her shoes. “So they were walking past Sainsbury’s in Great Yarmouth, this young lad walked past, Michael was out in front and [Brzozowski] said … [Read more...] about One-punch attack had impact on whole family
Matthew Michaels, provided by Published 8:47 am, Sunday, May 13, 2018 maplegirlie/Flickr Pet owners spend an average of $126.19 every month on their furry friends, according to a recent survey. Dogs are more costly than cats, but canines are not the most expensive pets. Fish are the cheapest pets; fish owners spend $62.53 a month on their aquatic friends. Pets are often part of the family, and animal lovers certainly have to pay to take care of them. Americans spend an average of $126.19 every month on their pets, according to a recent survey of over 1,000 pet owners. That's a lot of dog bones and kitty litter. But the cost of pet ownership varies depending on the type of animal you have. The American Veterinary Medical Association found that 36.5% of US households own dogs and 30.4% have cats. Dog owners also spend more money than cats, who are apparently low maintenance. See how much it costs to take care of a pet every month, ranked from least to most … [Read more...] about Pets are like children to many Americans — here’s how much pet owners spend on average each month