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Inheriting Dad's Career and Finance Attitude

Do Your Finance and Career Habits Mirror Your Father's?

Through the years my father taught me one of the most important lessons in life: Money isn't everything but doing the right thing is, and supporting your family and giving the gift of education are good investments. His hectic schedule running his own business and nonstop days showed me that balancing a full life takes perseverance, but you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Have you taken after your dad in the way you handle your career, money, or work-life balance?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No. I think I'm more savvy. :)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm frugal like my dad, but I'm a bit more organized when it comes to paying bills/managing money. I do think I have my dad's work ethic, even though we're in different fields.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I have my father's financial habits, save for the big purchases and don't carry any debt other than a house payment. Career-wise, very different but both of us are workaholics.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
My career is nothing like my dad's (he's in consulting and I'm in communications) but I call him and my mom for career and personal advice all the time. Father (and mother!) really do know best 99% of the time!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
My financial habits, yes - save some, always buy the best of everything, don't get into consumer debt, have toys Career, yes actually to a degree. While we don't do the same job or even in the same family of job, we are both public servants and have similar attitudes about work-life balance.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Work 7 days a week-non stop, save all my money (that doesn't go to bills)... yes.. I'm just like him (which can be good and bad).
neuromuse neuromuse 7 years
I had to say no.My dad works 60 hours a week in a factory with some rather questionable working conditions. The only thing he taught me career-wise, and what he worked so hard to ensure I did, was to NEVER end up in a job like his. That's all well and good, but I followed his advice, got a job in academia (and I'm now going to graduate school in a fairly top-notch program) but now we have absolutely nothing in common. He thinks I'm part of the "liberal elite" (I'm not even liberal) and often rags on my tastes in movies. ("Sorry it wasn't intellectual enough for you, geez"). It's rather sad, really.
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