Lean on your dad this Father’s Day with his money-saving tips

FATHER’s Day is here, so it’s time to appreciate the father figures in our lives more.

Dads tend to be full of good advice that we may or may not listen to throughout our younger years. But those one-liners tend to stick with us, even if they’re in the back of our minds.


Lean on your dad this Father’s Day with his money-saving tipsCredit: Getty Images-Getty

So, for a little frugal fun and to celebrate all things “smart dad,” I asked my Sun Savers on Facebook for the best money-saving tips from your parents. . .

Mark Simpson says: “Measure twice. . . cut once.”

Cathy McCann says: “My dad always said ‘It’s like Blackpool Illuminations in this house!’ Or ‘If you’re not in the room, you don’t need a light on’, and ‘I can burn five dollar bills too!’

“These were statements that I heard many times and now I understand where it comes from!”

Kathleen Hodge says: “He always said ‘Put out the fire, there are a lot of us here, it will get hot soon!'”

Nicky Pinnock says: “Live within your means.”

Lorraine Bushnell says: “If you can’t afford it, you can’t have it!”

Emma Elise Hearn says: “I was brought up to appreciate money – we earn our pocket money of £1 a week doing the dishes. If we wanted it outside of Christmas or birthdays, we saved it.

“Also, when my dad quit smoking because I exclaimed that I didn’t want him to die, he saved the money he would otherwise have spent on tobacco and spent it on theme parks etc for me and my brother, but he always told me ‘ You can’t take it with you’, too!”

Fiona Stinton says: “Always compare prices!”

Rachael Lewarne says: “Don’t get a credit card!”

Yvonne Bloore says: “Watch the pennies, the pounds take care of themselves.”

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