A recent retail experience left the author questioning why anyone would prefer the traditional and mortar retail experience.
Familius Publishing will represent the publisher who brings The Father Apprentice to bookstores around the country.
If you’re banking on two salaries to afford your dream home, here’s a suggestion that represents a smarter approach. Many parents have gazed in wonder at the dream homes their realtors show them. The quartz countertops, reasonable commutes and fantastic school systems come with one glaring obstacle: the down payment. Realtors will bend over backwards... Continue Reading →
The less plastic, the better. An old-school product, endorsed by The Father Apprentice. #SchoolLunch #HealthyKids #PlasticOceans #KidsAndFood
He rose from slumber at 6:30, then 6:00 and then 5:30 am. The madness had to stop, here’s what worked for us.
In the business world, Karma is a rare commodity given how competitive it can be. This is a story about one person’s selfless decision that helped someone stay employed and the reciprocation that took place on the backend. When you’re told you have four days to either find another job at the company or pack... Continue Reading →
The only thing I’ve experienced that compares, in speed and sophistication, is the Maserati Ghibli. But there is no comparison - The Tesla’s Model S is the bee’s knees. I saw him several times driving around town in his Tesla. He glided across our pothole-stricken roads with a perma-grin on his face when I waved... Continue Reading →
The Chicken Hawk Dads who have lives outside of work, which is every father, bring a unique perspective to the office. Unlike those who are single, recently engaged or divorced without kids, every second outside of sleep is filled with household duties, changing diapers, roughhousing or entertaining toddlers and a spouse. A father’s perspective is... Continue Reading →
Read that headline again… if you even thought about agreeing to check email when you’re vacationing, let’s take some time to think this through. This scenario played out in my career and the shocking part was, the man who asked me to check email was a world traveler. We started working together a year before... Continue Reading →
This a story about a family that represented tightwads back in the day. They referred to this treasured tradition as being, ‘frugal,’ but when you’re a teenage kid, you define it as ‘cheap.’ The best expression I ever heard that referenced frugality was, ‘alligator arms.’ I.e. one’s arms are too short to reach into one’s... Continue Reading →
As our interview commenced, he sat down and his first chin rested on the second. The one further below was larger in scale, resembling a goiter to some extent. He spoke at length and after each story, he laughed at his own jokes. That was the first warning. When he stood up, the distance from... Continue Reading →
Why is a blogger, who is supposed to write about fatherhood, posting stories about money? Because in the end, money serves an important purpose: to enable one to be a more involved parent. Framed with this perspective in mind, I hope you’ll consider the logic behind my premise. At some point in your life, you... Continue Reading →
My PayPal account was hacked in December. This long-lost remnant of paying, a throwback to 2012, came back to bite me in the ass smack in the middle of the holiday season. After a courteous conversation with the company, they compensated me for thousands of dollars and then reversed course – and added the debt... Continue Reading →