“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
“Waste not want not.”
“What am I, made of money?”
Fathers are famous for coming up with great one-liners like these and many others over the years. I’m sure you’ve got your favorite father figure saying as well. Share it – I’m all ears.
For as much as we poke fun at the things fathers say, they are often the first person people turn to for financial advice, and their wise words can play a large role in shaping our habits and attitudes towards money – so much so that the “dad voice” can continue well into our adult lives. From budgeting to working hard in order to increase your earning power, to saving and investing wisely – the father figures in our lives have a lot to teach us about life and money.
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, it’s good to reflect on the positive ways fathers in your life have influenced you. Give the good fathers you know a big “thank you” this Sunday. Or you could pass along one of these articles as a return in kind for the wisdom and support.
And remember: “Don’t spend it all in one place.”