Breed is good: Pets in money-themed Halloween costumes
Two Octobers ago, I brought you some truly inspired seasonal content: Kids and money Halloween costumes. Well, a lot has happened since then—I had a new book come out, followed closely by a fully revised edition of my first book. I ran all around the country talking to parents about financial literacy. I hung out with SNL’s Kate McKinnon. And most recently, I’ve been telling American families they need to talk about college.
Whew. Just reading through all that makes me want to sit back, relax, and take a scroll through a fluffy Halloween-themed listicle. Fluffy in many senses.
May I present Money-themed Halloween Costumes II: Pet Edition.
Is your dog looking to make a career change? Or perhaps just score a couple extra Milk-Bones on the trick-or-treat route? Either way, this DIY dress-to-impress getup is going to do the job.
Cup of poodles
Or is that…boo-dles? Go ahead: Relive your days living off ramen, because you’re probably in a higher income bracket now that you can throw around cash on a $40 costume for your dog.
A cuddly, but dubious, investment
Back in the ’90s, the rumor that Beanie Baby futures were going to make avid collectors rich had enough traction to make a real—and very detrimental—impact on some families’ financial prospects. When it comes to investing, stick to low-cost index funds. But turning your dog into a big ol’ Beanie? That’s a genius, low-impact pet costume concept.
Rich Uncle Fluffybags
This (admittedly Photoshopped) tribute to everyone’s favorite financial-themed board game is just plain cute.