dad http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/14148/all en-US 5 Times Dad Was Right About Money http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/father_carrying_daughter_piggyback.jpg" alt="Father carrying daughter piggyback" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite what you may have thought as a teenager, it turns out your old man actually knew a thing or two &mdash; particularly when it came to money. True, Dad's wisdom might have sounded like corny jokes, dusty cliches, or weird logic at the time, but there was some great information in there among the eyeroll-inducing humor.</p> <p>So at the risk of having him say &quot;I told you so,&quot; let's take the time to recognize some of the ways Dad was right about money. Here are five of the money lessons he taught us well:</p> <h2>1. &quot;If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is&quot;</h2> <p>Your dad probably told you this to protect you from con artists, frauds, and crooks, as well as those friends of yours he never liked. When you were a kid, Dad probably wanted you to remember his advice when a friend told you that you could <em>definitely</em> get away with whatever scheme they were trying to talk you into. But it's important to keep this advice in mind when you are offered a &quot;once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity&quot; as well.</p> <p>It's easy to see dollar signs (or imagine a Ferris Bueller-like day of playing consequence-free hooky) when someone is presenting you with an offer that seems too good to be true. Reminding yourself that dear old Dad would probably tell you to back away slowly from such an offer can be enough to make you stop your impetuous rush toward untold fortune &mdash; or a whirlwind tour of Chicago in a stolen Ferrari.</p> <h2>2. &quot;You don't need that&quot;</h2> <p>When I was in elementary school in the 1980s, all the cool kids wore Jordache jeans, which my father very patiently explained to me that I didn't need. He clearly did not understand the importance of that horsehead label to one's standing in the social hierarchy on the playground.</p> <p>When Dad told you that whatever item you believed was vital to your life and happiness was <em>not</em> something you needed, you were probably just as disappointed as I was. But as infuriating as it was to hear this, he was helping you learn the difference between wants and needs. To this day, I can hear Dad's voice in my head telling me I don't need whatever impulse purchase is trying to come home with me. I usually listen to him, too &mdash; unless it's a pair of awesome jeans.</p> <h2>3. &quot;You've got Champagne taste on a beer budget&quot;</h2> <p>Wanting something you cannot afford seems like a simple enough problem to solve when you're a teenager living at home &mdash; ask Mom or Dad to buy it for you. That request does not often end well for the teenager. Many an aspirational teenage consumer gets this sarcastic response from Dad regarding the relationship between their taste and their budget.</p> <p>Coveting things you can't afford can destroy any budget, and your dad wanted you to understand that it's a short trip to bad finances if you try to indulge your high-end tastes. Dad was trying to teach you how to be realistic about your budget and stick to indulgences that you could realistically handle.</p> <h2>4. &quot;Money doesn't grow on trees&quot;</h2> <p>This is one of the greatest hits of dad sayings, and you probably heard it many times throughout your childhood. He'd dust this old chestnut off whenever you were blatantly wasteful, or whenever you asked for something that he wasn't willing to pay for. In some households, turning the thermostat up by a single degree would result in Dad materializing from nowhere to remind you that trees just don't produce currency.</p> <p>At the time, this lesson just sounded like Dad being an old stick-in-the-mud. But he was actually trying to remind you that there is a cost to money. Someone (ahem, your parents) had to work for the money necessary to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, replace the toilet paper you used to TP your friend's house, and buy the guitar you so desperately wanted but you never actually practiced playing.</p> <p>As an adult, it's much easier to understand that money isn't freely available when you realize you have to work in order to earn more. Suddenly, it makes sense why Dad turned into a financial botanist whenever you spent his money.</p> <h2>5. &quot;The best things in life are free&quot;</h2> <p>If your dad was anything like mine, he might have told you this when you asked him for money. While his attempt at being funny was probably not well received, the actual message also made you roll your eyes &mdash; since there are plenty of awesome things in life that you have to pay for.</p> <p>This is a lesson that needs to marinate for a while before it resonates. Teenage you may have just seen this cliché as a cover for your dad not wanting to give you money to go out with your friends. However, adulthood often brings the realization that the things that really do make life sweet &mdash; like sunsets, belly laughs, kisses, and naps &mdash; are not things you can buy. Dad was right when he told you that you don't need to spend money to enjoy the best of life, even if he was a little too schmaltzy in how he told you.</p> <h2>Appreciating Dad's words of wisdom</h2> <p>Many of the things your dad told you about money might have sounded hokey when he first said them, but it doesn't make them any less true. Let your dad know how much you have learned from him, and how much you appreciate his wisdom, if not his sense of humor.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-money-lessons-i-learned-from-dad">10 Money Lessons I Learned From Dad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-simple-guide-to-planning-for-a-loved-ones-long-term-care">A Simple Guide to Planning For a Loved One&#039;s Long-Term Care</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-support-your-broke-parents">How to Support Your Broke Parents</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day">3 Smart Ways to Save on Father&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-much-should-your-kids-know-about-your-finances">How Much Should Your Kids Know About Your Finances?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Family dad father Father's Day money advice parents quotes wisdom Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:00:12 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 1954616 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Financial Tips From Dad http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-financial-tips-from-dad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-financial-tips-from-dad" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/father-money-121617883-small.jpg" alt="father money" title="father money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="151" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on financial tips from dad, managing your money in retirement, and financial goals everyone should strive for.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://www.mint.com/blog/saving/50752-0614/">Father Knows Best &mdash; Financial Tips From Dad</a> &mdash; Did your dad teach you that money can't buy happiness? [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/06/nine-steps-to-manage-your-money-in-retirement.html">9 Steps to Manage Your Money in Retirement</a> &mdash; To manage your money in retirement, maintain at least a year of cash and rebalance to stay aligned with your goals. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id25534-seven-basic-financial-goals-everyone-should-strive-for.html">Seven Basic Financial Goals Everyone Should Strive For</a> &mdash; Diversifying your investments and saving every month are just a couple finance goals you should be working towards. [Len Penzo dot Com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/06/11/becoming-friends-with-your-future-self/">Becoming Friends With Your Future Self</a> &mdash; Automating your savings and living within your means are two things you can do that you will thank yourself for in the future. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/06/ways-to-save-by-waiting-til-the-last-minute/">5 Ways You Can Save More By Waiting Until the Last Minute</a> &mdash; If there is a sporting event you want to go to, you can oftentimes find tickets at a reduced price if you wait until the last minute to purchase them. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/top-5-ways-to-earn-extra-household-income/">Top 5 Ways to Earn Extra Household Income</a> &mdash; To earn extra income, create an ebook or be an online tutor. [Cash the Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/06/11/is-the-american-dream-dead/">Is the American Dream Dead?</a> &mdash; Reseting your expectations can help you combat the change in the American Dream. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Things-I-Wish-I-Knew-My-20s-34820923">19 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me In My 20s</a> &mdash; In your 20s, it's important to be an adult and make a monthly budget. [POPSUGAR Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-fight-summer-learning-loss-0">How to Fight Summer Learning Loss</a> &mdash; Did you know that over the summer most students will lose about 2 months worth of grade level math skills? [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/work/life-balance/best-ways-get-your-employees-outside-summer">Best Ways to Get Your Employees Outside This Summer</a> &mdash; If you want to get your employees outside this summer, try scheduling meetings outside. [MainStreet]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-financial-tips-from-dad">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money">5 Times Dad Was Right About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-tips-for-making-do-with-the-right-now">5 Tips for Making Do with the Right Now</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-only-money-advice-youll-actually-listen-to">The Only Money Advice You&#039;ll Actually Listen To</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisdom-from-my-favorite-frugal-tv-character-julius-rock">Wisdom from My Favorite Frugal TV Character - Julius Rock</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-proverbs-about-money-and-personal-finance">Chinese Proverbs About Money and Personal Finance</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best money tips dad father Father's Day finance tips Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:00:19 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1142648 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Affordable Presents for Dad http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-affordable-presents-for-dad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-affordable-presents-for-dad" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/fathers-day-155849496-small.jpg" alt="father&#039;s day" title="father&#039;s day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable presents for dad, getting a frugal start on summer, and how not to drown in student loan debt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Affordable-Father-Day-Gifts-17860222">44 Affordable Presents for Dad</a> &mdash; Need a gift for dad this Father's Day? Consider getting him golf ball soap or DIY shaving cream. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/06/05/getting-a-frugal-start-on-summer/">Getting a Frugal Start on Summer</a> &mdash; To get a frugal start on summer, purge your apartment from useless gadgets and personal documents. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://asklizweston.com/how-not-to-drown-in-student-loan-debt/">How Not to Drown in Student Loan Debt</a> &mdash; Getting through school as quickly as possible can help you avoid drowning in student loan debt. [Ask Liz Weston]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/06/whats-your-target-retirement-age.html">What's Your Target Retirement Age?</a> &mdash; 34% of people think they will retire between the ages of 60 and 64. When do you think you'll retire? [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneysavingenthusiast.com/2014/05/23/how-to-save-money-with-a-beach-bar/">Money: Have a Low-Cost Weekend for Under $10</a> &mdash; If you want to have a low-cost weekend, only allow soda to be consumed as a treat and try to stay in shape for less. [Money Saving Enthusiast]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs-looking-for-success/">5 Tips for Entrepreneurs Looking for Success</a> &mdash; Testing ideas and staying passionate can help entrepreneurs find success. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartasset.com/blog/money-saving-tip/top-4-tips-to-save-money-on-daily-essentials/">Top 4 Tips to Save Money on Daily Essentials</a> &mdash; Buying store brands can help you save money on daily essentials. [SmartAsset Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/06/04/sensational-way-to-triumph-in-negotiations/">Sensational Way to Triumph in Negotiations</a> &mdash; Did you know that holding a hot or cold beverage can change your perception of an individual? [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/enjoying-salads-with-your-family">Enjoying Salads With Your Family</a> &mdash; To enjoy salads with your family, make pasta salad with broccoli and cauliflower. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://microblogger.com/5-tips-getting-email-subscribers/">5 Ways to Get More Email Subscribers</a> &mdash; If you want to get more email subscribers, offer an opt-in bribe or do a split test. [Microblogger]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-affordable-presents-for-dad">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Today we found some awesome articles on DIY gifts for dads, meaningful and unique wedding gifts, and how to save on running shoes, gear, and events.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/DIY-Gifts-Dad-30766623">Dad Will Love These Easy DIY Gifts</a> &mdash; This Father's Day, make your dad a beer cake or a man-cave sign. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/unique-wedding-gift-ideas/">5 Meaningful and Unique Wedding Gifts</a> &mdash; If you are in need of a wedding gift, frame the invitation for the happy couple. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://freefrombroke.com/how-save-on-running-shoes-gear-events/">How to Save on Running Shoes, Gear, and Events</a> &mdash; Purchasing last year's model of running shoes can help you save money. [Free From Broke]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/how-to-get-out-of-a-rut/">13 Ways to Get Out of a Rut</a> &mdash; To get out of a rut, get lost in a book or pick flowers. [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/retirement/dipping-your-retirement-funds-ok-sometimes">Dipping into Your Retirement Fund Is O.K. -- Sometimes</a> &mdash; It may be ok to dip into your retirement fund if you need money to pay for your medical bills. [MainStreet]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/04/04jun14b.cfm#.UbdXS4Wf-UM">The Car Diet</a> &mdash; Carpooling and staying out of traffic can help reduce your gas consumption and save you money. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/how-to/5-rules-to-follow-when-lending-money-to-family-or-friends-0613/">5 Rules to Follow When Lending Money to Family or Friends</a> &mdash; When lending money to family or friends, set up a loan repayment plan. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.goodfinancialcents.com/how-to-become-an-independent-contractor/">How to Become an Independent Contractor</a> &mdash; If you want to become an independent contractor, you have to choose a self-employed business structure and get a license. [Good Financial Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-heart-healthy-suggestions-for-summer-breakfasts">7 Heart Healthy Suggestions for Summer Breakfasts</a> &mdash; Consider having sweet potato pancakes or tea for breakfast. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/06/the-optimum-asset-allocation-to-gold-is-always-zero.html">The Optimum Asset Allocation to Gold is Always Zero</a> &mdash; Gold tends to have a return too low to be a real investment and its volatility is too high to justify its low return. [Free Money Finance]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-diy-gifts-for-dad">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fathers-day-what-does-dad-really-want-4">Father&#039;s Day: What does Dad really want?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-meaningful-money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-dad">10 Meaningful, Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Dad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-cool-diy-christmas-gifts-for-the-under-6-crowd">5 Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for the “Under 6” Crowd</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-great-diy-gifts-for-geeks">15 Great DIY Gifts for Geeks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips dad DIY Father's Day gifts Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:00:43 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 978092 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Meaningful, Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Dad http://www.wisebread.com/10-meaningful-money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-dad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-meaningful-money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-dad" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/kid-dad-4738722-small.jpg" alt="Father&#039;s Day" title="Father&#039;s Day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Showing Dad you love him doesn't have to mean sending him on an expensive golf vacation or buying him a new camera. The special day should be all about connecting with him, and there's no better way to do so than by spending some quality time together. Here, we've rounded up meaningful activities you can do no matter where you live or what budget you have &mdash;&nbsp;all the activities are free or cost very little. Cheers to being fun and frugal with Dad!</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Make-Coffee-Ground-Soap-30647666">RELATED:&nbsp;Make Coffee Ground&nbsp;Soap for Dad</a></p> <h2>1. Pack a Picnic</h2> <p>Picnics are for spending quality time with loved ones, and that certainly includes Dad. Take time to pack snacks you know he'll like, and head to the park for a day of sun and making memories.</p> <h2>2. Play Tourist</h2> <p>Make like a tourist and see sights in your own city that you often overlook. If Dad grew up there, he might even share some stories of his younger days around the block.</p> <h2>3. Browse Books</h2> <p>Whether it's at a local bookstore or public library, you two can get lost for hours surrounded by books. Discuss which genres are your favorites and why, buy one another a favorite book, or take home the same book so you can start your own book club for two.</p> <h2>4. Take a Cooking Class</h2> <p>Get ready to roll up your sleeves for some quality cooking time with Dad. Many culinary schools and even locals will open up their doors and homes to teach you how to make a delicious meal at a fair cost.</p> <h2>5. Play Mini Golf</h2> <p>He doesn't have to be a big golfer (or a middle schooler) to appreciate the fun that comes with a good game of mini golf. Other similar and budget-friendly ideas include bowling or hitting the batting cages.</p> <h2>6. Watch Home Movies</h2> <p>Break out those VHS tapes collecting dust in your drawers and take a trip down memory lane by watching homemade movies with Dad. You'll not only get to see how much you've changed, but you can also poke fun at Dad's camera skills.</p> <h2>7. Tour an Art Gallery</h2> <p>You'd be surprised at how many art galleries &mdash; and even big museums &mdash; open their doors for free or offer discounts. Bond with Dad while strolling past beautiful paintings and sculptures.</p> <h2>8. Go For a Hike</h2> <p>There's nothing like some fresh air and scenic views to enjoy the day. If Dad is someone who likes to hike a lot, ask him to take you on his favorite trail.</p> <h2>9. Go Wine Tasting</h2> <p>You don't have to travel to the vineyards of Napa to enjoy some wine tasting with Dad. Do so right at home by looking up wine bars and clubs that typically offer samplings at an affordable cost.</p> <h2>10. Learn Your Family History</h2> <p>It's not very often that we sit down with our parents to learn about their upbringings. Take this time to go through old family photos or mementos with Dad; ask him about his grandparents and to tell you all that he knows about your family's genealogy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Father&#039;s Day isn&#039;t about pricey ties and expensive steaks; it&#039;s about honoring a man you love. Show how much you care with these frugal suggestions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-guestpost-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Guest Post Blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align:center;"><a style="border:none;" href="http://www.savvysugar.com"><img width="300" height="95" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u921/POPSUGARrgb.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p><em>This is a guest contribution from our friends at </em><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/"><em>POPSUGAR Smart Living</em></a><em>. Check out more useful articles from this partner:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Affordable-Father-Day-Gifts-17860222">15 Affordable Presents for Dad</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Books-Dads-23563037">8 Best Book Gifts for Your Type of Dad</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Things-Do-23881821">24 Fun and Free Things to Do This Weekend</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/popsugar-smart-living">POPSUGAR Smart Living</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-meaningful-money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-dad">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money">5 Times Dad Was Right About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-ways-to-celebrate-father-s-day">Free Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-money-on-child-care-this-summer">How to Save Money on Child Care This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-affordable-alternatives-to-pet-boarding">5 Affordable Alternatives to Pet Boarding</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/19-frugal-ways-to-entertain-teenagers">19 Frugal Ways to Entertain Teenagers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Family dad Father's Day Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:36:35 +0000 POPSUGAR Smart Living 977938 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-inexpensive-fathers-day-gift-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-inexpensive-fathers-day-gift-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/171612354_d4075ecb2f_z-1.jpg" alt="Inexpensive Father&#039;s Day Gift Ideas" title="Inexpensive Father&#039;s Day Gift Ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive Father's Day gifts, credit card mistakes, and unexpected costs in retirement.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://notmadeofmoney.com/blog/2012/06/inexpensive-fathers-day-gift-ideas.html">Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas</a> &mdash; This Father's Day, consider relinquishing control of the tv-remote for 24 hours. [Not Made Of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/credit-card-mistakes">Are You Making These 4 Credit Card Mistakes?</a> &mdash; Do you make the credit card mistake of having too many active accounts with balances? [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/retirement/unexpected-costs-in-retirement/">Unexpected Costs in Retirement</a> &mdash; Be prepared for home maintenance and repair costs as well as health care costs in retirement. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/five-places-to-post-your-travel-experiences-for-free/">Five Places to Post Your Travel Experiences for Free</a> &mdash; Want to share your travel experiences with others? Try using EverLater.com or OffExploring.com. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/four-risks-of-investing/">Four Risks of Investing</a> &mdash; Before you invest, be sure to understand the concept of inflation risk. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.fiscalfizzle.com/2012/06/11-ways-i-save-money/">11 Ways I Save Money</a> &mdash; Did you know you can save money by buying a rental car and eliminating your home phone line? [Fiscal Fizzle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/reasons-sell-stock-or-mutual-fund/">20 Typical Reasons To Sell Your Stock Or Mutual Fund</a> &mdash; If the stock's fundamentals have changed or your mutual fund has grown too big, it may be a good idea to sell your stock or mutual fund. [The Digerati LIfe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Money-Partying-22745172">How To Have An Active Night Life Without Going Broke</a> &mdash; To have an active night life without going broke, check out free events! [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/classic-car-buying-tips/">14 Tips for Buying a Classic Car</a> &mdash; Are you thinking about buying a classic car? Make sure you are flexible and are prepared to put money into the car. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/reasons-to-breastfeed-a-toddler">33 Reasons to Breastfeed a Toddler</a> &mdash; It is a good reason to breastfeed your toddler because experts recommend it and it benefits your child. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-inexpensive-fathers-day-gift-ideas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day">3 Smart Ways to Save on Father&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-gifts-for-5-or-less">25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ultimate-gift-guide-thoughtful-ideas-for-every-list-and-every-budget">Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/holiday-gift-giving-for-the-truly-broke">14 Gift Ideas for the Truly Broke</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips dad Father's Day gifts Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:48:16 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 935065 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 10 Free Things To Do For Dad On Father's Day http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-free-things-to-do-for-dad-on-fathers-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-10-free-things-to-do-for-dad-on-fathers-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/154314958_b827c4f1f0_z-1.jpg" alt="10 Free Things To Do For Dad On Father&#039;s Day" title="10 Free Things To Do For Dad On Father&#039;s Day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on 10 free things to do for dad on Father's Day, how to double your cash back spending rewards, and how to spot a scam.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://savingsscoop.com/free-things-do-for-dad-on-fathers-day?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SavingsScoop+%28Savings+Scoop%29">10 Free Things to Do for Dad on Father's Day</a> &mdash; This Father's Day, mow the lawn and take out the garbage so your dad doesn't have to do it! [Savings Scoop]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/5812420/how-to-double-your-cash-back-spending-rewards-every-month">How to Double Your Cash Back Spending Rewards Every Month</a> &mdash; Double your cash back spending rewards by paying back your cash back credit card with a cash back checking account. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/how-to-spot-a-scam-7-questions-to-ask-before-buying/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MyMint+%28Mint+Personal+Finance+Blog%29">How to Spot a Scam: 7 Question To Ask Before Buying</a> &mdash; Before you buy something, be sure to ask yourself if the company is offering something for free. If so, it may be a scam. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/five-bad-financial-innovations.html">Investor Beware: 5 Financial Innovations to Avoid</a> &mdash; Investors should be careful when it comes to online currency trading. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Common-Financial-Concerns-Solved-9439578">5 Fixes For Common Financial Concerns</a> &mdash; If you are concerned about your bank account getting drained, talk to your banker about security. [SavvySugar]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/3-reasons-not-to-host-a-birthday-party-in-your-home">3 Reasons NOT To Host A Birthday Party In Your Home</a> &mdash; By not hosting a birthday party in your home, you won't have to plan the details. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://getcurrency.com/technology-toys/10-smartphone-apps-that-boost-efficiency">10 Smartphone Apps That Boost Efficiency</a> &mdash; Consider downloading Remember the Milk to help you manage your tasks. [Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/4-tips-to-eat-cheap/">4 Tips to Eat Cheap</a> &mdash; Eat cheap by taking advantage of sales. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/10-fun-summer-jobs-for-teens-and-college-students/">10 Fun Summer Jobs for Teens and College Students</a> &mdash; Working as a camp counselor or lifeguard is a fun summer job for any teen or college student. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/student-credit-card-tips/">7 Tips for Using Student Credit Cards</a> &mdash; When using student credit cards, be sure to get a checking account to pay for your credit card. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-10-free-things-to-do-for-dad-on-fathers-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-meaningful-money-saving-ways-to-celebrate-dad">10 Meaningful, Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Dad</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-ways-to-celebrate-father-s-day">Free Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/watch-all-the-documentary-movies-you-can-handle-free-online-and-yes-its-legal">Watch All The Documentary Movies You Can Handle, Free Online - And Yes, It&#039;s Legal.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-dad-was-right-about-money">5 Times Dad Was Right About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fathers-day-what-does-dad-really-want-4">Father&#039;s Day: What does Dad really want?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips dad Father's Day free Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:00:09 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 583622 at http://www.wisebread.com