Dear Paws to Talk,
My humans have told me it is not polite to discuss one’s financial situation but I need to. I earn bones for various chores I do around the house such as guarding the perimeter, chasing away squirrels and clearing sticks from the yard.
I usually make a couple of bones a week. Sometimes I treat myself to one but most of the time I hide them in my bone vault under the deck. I don’t want to see a day without bones.
My dream is to one day have enough saved to get a doghouse of my own. However, I don’t know if I make enough bones for this to be a reality? What if the humans don’t need me to do chores anymore? How will I earn bones?
I am full of worry about this. How can I deal with my fears?
-Toby the Basenji
The discussion of currency makes many uncomfortable but we aren’t among them. While, we have most of our bones wisely invested in a diversified portfolio, we still think about them. So many beings hide their financial worries when they should air them out.
To begin with, you can’t be concerned about your future bone earnings. If the bones disappear you will deal with that then. There is no sense panicking about a bone drought if there isn’t one.
It is wonderful that you save most of your bones. This will allow you to have the freedom to buy what you want in the future. Many eat their bones the minute they receive them (we can’t blame them).
I order to quell your anxiety, we suggest you do some research. Find the doghouse that you would most like to have in your yard. See how many bones it costs and if you can pay for it in installments.
Next, enter your bone vault (drool) and see how many bones you actually have. Who knows maybe you have enough to pay for the house right now? However, it seems best to use the payment plan that way you will always have some extra bones to rely on. Who knows you might want to add a pool to the house at some point?
We hope this plan allows you to chase your worries away.
Bella and DiDi
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