The Sims 2: Pets Tips

...Starter Lot Living Humbly
If you're planning on having a rich Sim do this. First, use cheats to get them loads'a money and then build only the basic stuff. It's wise you don't have pets at this stage. Then get their skills up to scratch, jobs up to the top, and harvested ingredients high, so when you demolish the lot and get pets, you'll be well on your own two feet.