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My Dad and My Finances

June 16th, 2013 at 08:03 am

Since it's Father's Day... I'd like to thank my Dad who is almost entirely responsible for my views on money. Not sure if this is genetic or learned by example or both. (I am not saying this is the right way, but it's my way and my dad's way, too).

- Be your own boss; have your own small business
- Keep it small so you can do what you were meant to do rather than managing employees
- Be conservative in your spending
- Be conservative in your investing
- Stay in the same house forever
- Everything is better when you track it in Excel
- Keep track of every dime you spend in every category
- Spend money on your children's education
- Only buy new clothes when you have to
- It's good to have pets around even though they aren't cheap
- Do your own taxes
- Volunteer, give something back
- You can always talk to your dad about money (or business or anything else!)

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

4 Responses to “My Dad and My Finances”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sound advice!

  2. scfr Says:

    What a nice post!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Dads know best.

  4. Buendia Says:

    I sent this to my dad whose reply was: Best Father's Day present ever. Love,
    Dad.

    Aww!

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