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    Liss
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    In leau of father's day coming up I thought we'd start a new thread about the Wisdom of Fathers....

    What has your dad taught you? Perhaps he taught you some financial tips, do it yourself repair, maybe he taught you 101 things to do with duct tape.

    So, with that in mind, please share your tips from your dad!

    I'll start it off. . . My dad, Jaime, Taught me to Recycle, Recycle, Recycle. When I was a kid my parents bought some old bikes on a yard sale for a dollar or two each. He Sanded them down and painted them with some leftover paint (He did autobody work on the side) and they looked like Brand new bicycles. My brother and I were thrilled to have cool "new" bikes and I learned that old stuff can be recycled to look New.

    What has your dad shared over the years that stuck with you?


    hugs,

    Liss
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    Wendy Sobeck
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    My Dadhas always been frugal and found ways to make extra money over the years to afford us all of the little extras when I was growing up in Northern Michigan. He'll be retiring next year from his factory job where he has put in over 35 years already. Over the years he found and hauled in scrap metal for extra money... cut cedar boughs in the fall and sold it to a local company that makes Christmas wreaths and garland... He taught himself to design and make custom knives and sheaths to sell (big with the local hunters)... Up until a few years ago he has built custom log furniture to sell. He has always believed in saving up and paying cash for large purchases or vacations, etc... and only using credit sparingly or for big ticket items (car, mortgage) but paying it down or off as quickly as possible. The two biggest things I guess I've learned from him are: if it's worth having, it's
    worth waiting and saving for... and hard work will get you what you need in life. Even my Dad with his financial savvy, admits that it's a lot harder now days for young married couples with children to make ends meet. So, while my husband and I strive to be as financially adept as my father, it is difficult to have the discipline to widdle down bills and save, save, save. I'm trying hard to live up to my Dad's fine example. Thanks for the great topic! ~ Wendy in MI

     
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    mommyjennof3
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    My dad taught me to treat everyone with respect no matter their race,

    religion, or whatever else makes them different from me. We live

    about 35 miles from one of the poorest areas in the US (Pine Ridge,

    SD)and my dad worked for years as a lawyer for different people and

    agencies. (However, now he is a photographer, but that is a different

    story. ) I learned that all people are the same from my dad. So now

    I have a greater respect for someone who is "different" than me and I

    can appreciate our differences and embrace them.



    He also taught me how to drive a stick shift and that I can do

    anything I put my mind to.



    Jennifer in Nebraska








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    shonks4christ@bellsouth.net>
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    Strange, I also didn't know my father until about 15 years ago. He also left,

    and had schizophrenia. Sadly, I wish that I had not gone to the trouble of

    looking him up. He is strange, cruel and downright mean. Some people in his

    family say it is because he was a POW, and maybe so, but I will not subject my

    family to his rants and cruelty. So I choose not to speak to him. Last time we

    spoke was 3 years ago.



    Stacie








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    ~trina~
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    Ironic you mention your father's illness. I recently completed my

    research and presented it to my chair and program and completed my paper

    on Mental Illness in the Workplace:What do employers do when faced with

    an employee with mental illness? (it also includes general info about

    mental illness).... Unfortunately, it is not uncommon (through MUCH

    research and personal experience with others)for individuals with mental

    illness to act as you describe.--the strangeness or unwanted comments

    are not uncommon in various forms of mental illness and many do not

    understand how it affects an individual, as well as those on the

    receiving end...my heart goes out to you....

    Mental illness IMPAIRS one's thinking, emotions, their ability to

    socialize, and their daily tasks. ~trina~

    I can send a copy to those interested.

    BTW, doing this paper means I am able to officially graduate this SAT

    With my Masters in Science in Leadership and Management. YEAHHH!!!!!

    Now I really gotta budget with school loans LOL ;o)







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    Strange, I also didn't know my father until about 15 years ago. He also

    left, and had schizophrenia. Sadly, I wish that I had not gone to the

    trouble of looking him up. He is strange, cruel and downright mean.

    Some people in his family say it is because he was a POW, and maybe so,

    but I will not subject my family to his rants and cruelty. So I choose

    not to speak to him. Last time we spoke was 3 years ago.



    Stacie







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    Marions Mail
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    My Dad taught me to always pay cash, not to be worried about having second hand clothes or furniture, and how to survive on little money, oh and he gave me a love of the bush and fishing too! We used to collect cool drink bottles by the sides of the road when out driving (in those days petrol...oops gas to you...was a LOT cheaper), got in our own fire wood off farmer's paddocks and caught a lot of fish. I never felt poor as growing up, and thanks to him I can survive now on a low income without feeling too deprived of anything. Marion from "down under"






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    Kristina
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    My Dad, who I think is the greatest, taught me:

    - to love my family (dh, kids, parents,siblings, in-laws, etc.) not matter what
    - to budget and live a DEBT FREE life (he was enlisted military w/ wife & 3 kids but has NEVER carried a cc balance and paid for his brick home in 14 yrs.)
    - to enjoy life to it's fullest (which apparentlyisn't too hard when you don't carry debt)

    Kristina

    If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17



 

 
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