Launch a family time capsule with dad.
We all look for ways to preserve memories of special times with our loved ones. One Father’s Day activity everyone will love is creating a family time capsule together.
This shouldn’t be a solo project. Make the kids and dad part of the fun. Brainstorm which family mementos and treasures to stow away, so that a future unearthing will induce smiles all around.
Here’s how to start this fun Father’s Day activity, along with a few suggestions for what to stash in the time capsule:
These days, dad is joining mom in the quest to “do it all.” Balancing job, childcare and housework is increasingly the goal of both parents.
Indeed, dads today are active co-parents and sometimes even primary caregivers. This takes energy, which requires a focus on fitness. After all, dad can’t run after the kids if he’s struggling to get off of the couch after a hard day of vacuuming.
Even as dads are stepping up, the digital world is stepping in, with a host of health-promoting “apps” (short for “applications” software used on smartphones or other mobile device). Here are some great health and fitness apps for dads that are free or inexpensive to download. Check to see if they’re compatible with the operating system on dad’s mobile device:
How to coach your kids to be financially independent.
Father’s Day is a great time for dads to talk with their young children about money, particularly ways to grow toward financial independence. Think back for a moment; how much was your first allowance? Chances are it was a modest sum based mostly on your age. It’s a pretty good bet that your parents had an “expiration date” in mind for your childhood stipend. As it turns out, many dads and moms should have put that date in writing … in a contract posted on the fridge!
According to data from the Pew Research Center, nearly one in five adults 18 to 34 years old are still getting regular financial help from parents or other family members. The tight job market, onerous student loans, and the high cost of living are all challenges fueling this trend. Even so, a good grounding in financial basics has kept many other young adults from leaving a body imprint on the parental couch.
Here are some tips on what fathers can do to teach their kids to manage money, be self-sufficient and – hopefully – even financially savvy:
There are four different types of life insurance: variable life insurance, universal life insurance, whole life insurance and term life insurance. When purchasing life insurance for yourself or a member of your family, it’s helpful to understand the different types before making your final decision.
Keeping a big family fed is a full-time job. From planning meals to shopping, cooking and cleaning up afterward, feeding a large family can seem daunting – and that’s not even taking food costs into consideration. Feeding a large family is expensive. In fact, Americans spend more on food than on any other expense besides home and car payments, according to CNN Money. Fortunately, we’ll help you navigate the aisles and learn how to save money on groceries. Follow these tips to get started: