PODCAST: Is Pet Insurance a Good Deal?

Associate editor Pat Mertz Esswein joins the podcast to explain the costs and benefits of buying insurance for your pet. Plus, how to save money in the face of rising fuel costs.

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Ryan Ermey: We all love our pets, but are you prepared in case something happens to Fluffy or Fido? Associate editor Pat Mertz Esswein joins the show to tell you why pet insurance might be a good idea in our main segment. On today's show, Sandy and I talk saving at the pump in the face of rising gas prices, and I get a lesson on possible changes to a popular tax credit. That's all ahead on this episode of Your Money's Worth. Stick around.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.