Father’s Day

Look at Men’s Health Week This Father’s Day

Posted on 06/14/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post by Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Bill Corr Men, don’t wait for a wakeup call when it comes to your health By HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr As a group, we men are not known for doing a very good job of taking care of our own health. National Men’s Health Week, from June 10 through Father’s Day on June 16, is a good time for us to start taking responsibility and doing …

Are You a Papadaddy?

Posted on 06/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentClyde Edgerton is a funny guy. Funny ha-ha, not funny weird: His first two comic novels — Raney (1985) and Walking Across Egypt (1987) — are those rare works of literature that make you genuinely LOL. So when I learned that Edgerton has just published a parenting guide, of all things, I expected to get a few laughs. What I could not have anticipated was that his Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages would make me …

Favorite Flicks for Father’s Day

Posted on 06/12/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  Last year at this time, I invited you to sit down with your Dad for a great Father’s Day movie.  Folks seemed to enjoy my list of suggestions (below), but as they say on cable TV, “Wait! There’s More!” In the past year there have been some more-than-worthy additions to your Father’s Day Lineup (click on each title for our Movies for Grownups review): Trouble With the Curve Clint Eastwood seems to get grumpier with each successive movie—but that …

Dad’s Value Is Rising (But He’s Still Worth Less Than Mom)

Posted on 06/12/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Home & FamilyHow valuable is dad? We’re happy to report that he’s more valuable this year than he was last year. For all that dad does around the house — plumbing, BBQ grilling, mowing the lawn and other chores — he’s now worth $23,344. That’s up from $20,248 last year, thanks to average wage increases for household jobs that dads typically do, according to Insure.com’s annual Father’s Day Index. (The index is based on wage data from the U.S. Department of Labor). …

Five Frugal Lessons From My Father

Posted on 06/10/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Home & Family | Money & SavingsAs Father’s Day rolls around once again, I’m thankful for all of the things my dear Dad has taught me over the years, including some invaluable lessons about money. Here are the top five lessons I’ve learned from my frugal father: 1. If you can’t afford to pay for it now, you simply can’t afford it. That’s right. It’s “old school” for sure and easier said than done, but if you live by this simple credo and refuse to borrow money …

Where Dad Comes From

Posted on 06/17/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingHe is from Indiana corn fields and blinking fireflies on cool-moist summer nights. He is from generations of adventurers, farmers and teachers. He is from Clarence Vespacian a.k.a. C.V. or Mike, and Genevieve Mae a.k.a. G.G. or Genny. He is from  a passel of cousins with nicknames and games. He is from 100 years of family reunions with the sweetest of tea and juiciest cherry pie, and croquet wickets with balls whizzing by and uncles fiercely competing, with peals of …