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I have been a certified tightwad since I became pregnant with my first child and decided to find a way to stay home with him. I enjoy sharing my experiences in my journey back to financial health and planning for a future -- which will include sending 2 kids to college and early retirement.

It's best to adopt a dog from an animal shelter rather than buy a dog from a store. But which ones are the best animal agencies? I'll help you find the best places to safely adopt a dog in your area.

Rawhide bones and dog chews are made from the skin of cows. Rawhide is an inexpensive treat for dogs, and many people keep a stock of these on hand for their pets. However, controversy has been brewing over the safety of these rawhide treats for dogs.

It can be difficult to train an older dog not to pee or poop in the house. 5 important things to consider when housebreaking an adult dog (including how to housebreak a dog when you're busy and away from home a lot).

My dog ate river stones and 2 of them got stuck in his intestines! He survived the operation, and my wallet survived the $1000 bill. Here's what you should do if you think your dog ate some rocks, stones, or pebbles.

You've dog proofed your house, so your dog will be safe INDOORS. Next it's time to dog proof your yard, so your dog will be safe OUTSIDE too. Here's how

While invisible fences solve many problems for dog owners, there is a question as to whether or not electric fences are right for dogs. Before you buy an invisible dog fence, consider these downsides to invisible fences.

Hopefully, the next time you're interested in getting a dog you will consider picking your pet from a rescue shelter. But please do some homework first to ensure that your new dog doesn't wind up back at the shelter in a few months.