Protect Your Finances From Dog Bites

If you don't have enough insurance coverage, you might have to cover the costs when your pet injures someone.

If you've been busy planning a Memorial Day cookout or preparing to travel over the long holiday weekend, it might have slipped your mind that it's National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Or maybe you didn't even know there was such a week (I didn't, either, until recently). Considering this annual event is designed to increase awareness about the serious issue of dog bites, I thought it would be a good time to let you know how this matter could affect your finances.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.