12 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

12 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

Want to hear a money-related dad joke? (The answer is always yes.)

Anyone who thinks talk is cheap must not be paying his teen's phone bill.

Want another? (Of course.)

You're spending so much money on coffee each month, it looks like your budget got mugged.

Mugged. Get it? Oh man.

But seriously, dads give us a ton of punny jokes and grilling tips, but they also pass down loads of wisdom. In honor of Father’s Day, we want to look into some of the dadisms many of us grew up hearing and see how they relate to budgeting. Here are 12 things Dad taught us about money. 

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Mother and daughter sitting outside

Budget-Friendly Fun (Yes, It’s a Real Thing)

Whether you’re working on a big savings goal or just trying to cut down on your expenses, you’ve probably felt that budgeting belt growing tight. We’re proud of you for getting serious about your finances—but you can stick to your budget and still have fun. After all, fun isn’t a four-letter word. Debt is.

As a starting point, we want to give you a big list of inexpensive adventures to enjoy alone, as a couple, with friends, or as a family. Get ready to stretch your entertainment budget line, because we’re about to have some seriously budget-friendly fun.

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17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

At some point on summer break from school, all kids find themselves doing the same thing—lying around the house, complaining about being bored, and looking for something to do.

And it isn’t long before they’re demanding rides around town and cash from their parents’ wallets.Get ahead of these problems by introducing your kids to the wonder of a summer job. With honest work on the agenda, they’ll keep boredom at bay and pocket some spending money. It’s a win for the whole family!

Here are some age-appropriate job ideas to try:

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How Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

How Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

We’ve all done it. Mom rattles off another one of her signature one-liners. You roll your eyes. She can't always be right . . . right?

Turns out there’s some truth to those quips she had stored in her back pocket—especially when it comes to money. Here are a few bits of mom wisdom that check out, even though it may have taken you a while to come around. (Thanks, Mom.)

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3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

Summer’s just around the corner, and your kids are already practicing their end-of-school victory dance.

You, on the other hand . . . well, let’s just say the panic has set in. You’ve got two whole months to keep your kids entertained—and not a lot of time to prepare.

Never fear! We’ve got you covered! Here are three fun ways to beat boredom without breaking the bank.

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