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Dad Pays Daughter $200 to Quit The Facebook
6 years ago

Dad Pays Daughter $200 to Quit The Facebook

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How much would it cost for you to walk away from Facebook for five months? One father is paying his daughter $200 to do just that.

Massachusetts dad, Paul Baier, even drew up a contract with his 14 year old daughter. The contract was actually her idea – because she said she needed money, and found that Facebook was distracting her.

Us too, honey. Us too.

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Australia: Dads To Be Short-Changed on Father’s Day
7 years ago

Australia: Dads To Be Short-Changed on Father’s Day

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This Sunday, September 2nd is Father’s Day in Australia, and word around the outback is that dads are prepared to receive gifts valued at less than half of the value of those bought for Mother’s Day.

While moms (or mums, as they call’em) received Mother’s Day gifts with an average value of $60, dads are expected to see gifts valued around $28, says IBISWorld.

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NY Tries Encouraging ‘Deadbeat Dads’ And Succeeds Collecting Money
7 years ago

NY Tries Encouraging ‘Deadbeat Dads’ And Succeeds Collecting Money

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While the NY Daily News is celebrating the $731 million “squeezed” out of “deadbeat dads,” the New York Post tells a different story – of a compassionate New York …
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Lady Gaga Gives Half of Earnings to Her Father
8 years ago

Lady Gaga Gives Half of Earnings to Her Father

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Who’da ever thunk that we’d talk so nicely about Lady Gaga? The pop star, who’s made a career off of scaring parents into shielding their childrens’ eyes, has an …
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Dad Taught ‘Cashflow With a Soda Machine’
8 years ago

Dad Taught ‘Cashflow With a Soda Machine’

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Rob Fitzpatrick, who runs The Startup Toolkit, tells a story about how his father laid an entrepreneurial foundation by making him manage a vending machine. Fitzpatrick talks about how …
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Survey Shows Father’s Day Spending Up, Ties Down
8 years ago

Survey Shows Father’s Day Spending Up, Ties Down

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The National Retail Federation, which sounds like they should own a fleet of starships, found in a recent survey that consumers plan on spending more this Father’s Day than …
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Lumber Baron Trolls Kids, Leaves Fortune to Great Grandchildren
8 years ago

Lumber Baron Trolls Kids, Leaves Fortune to Great Grandchildren

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So how’s this one for teaching your kids a lesson about life and money – leave your entire inheritance to your great grandkids.

That’s what Wellington R. Burt did …
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Calgary Herald: Sexist Baby Ads Make Dads Invisible
8 years ago

Calgary Herald: Sexist Baby Ads Make Dads Invisible

(image credit) Jeremy Klaszus, blogger for the Calgary Herald, posted an article about the social and economic trend of leaving fathers out of parenting ads, punctuated by Safeway’s ridiculously narrow-minded “mom to mom” products.

“Apparently nobody in Safeway’s marketing department has heard that most families have a second parent and caregiver, a male form of human life commonly known as a father,” Klaszus says.

“In some families, like ours, this person is the primary caregiver. Some families have two dads. Others have one dad and no mom.”

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