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Updated on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Goofski comes to us after a journey from Moscow to London to New York. He desends from a long line of savvy street dogs which gives him the smarts to be the ultimate consumer watchdog. Let us know in the comment section if you have anything you want Goofski to be sniffing out!
Tell us a little about your backstory
I was born in the sleeping district of Moscow. My mother was very sick, and a nice old lady took my mom and all of my brothers and sisters into her apartment. She put an ad online, which was read by Margarita (the wife of Nick). They came to the apartment, and decided to take me home.
I was told they chose me because I was the quietest puppy there. But that was just an act!
How do you try to save money?
I am very bad at saving money. I tend to give into every temptation. I always tell myself that I shouldn’t spend money, but as soon as I see a new bone or a new type of dog food, I find myself indulging.
What exactly will be your role as the Consumer Watchdog?
I come from a long line of street dogs. We have amazing noses – and can sniff out anything. At MagnifyMoney, I will be spending my time sniffing out bad deals and bad practices by banks. I plan to pen (with a bit of help) a weekly article called Watchdog Wednesdays. Please let me know if you haven’t been treated well, and I will try to help!
When you aren’t sniffing out shady business practices, what are you up to?
I love going on long walks with anyone who will take me, and I love good meals. In many ways, I am no different from Nick.