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All I Learned From Daddy…

By June 17, 2011June 9th, 2022No Comments

As this year’s Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that almost everything I really needed to know about insurance I learned from my Dad.

At the time, it all seemed like a series of things I shouldn’t do.  Lots of advice seemed old-fashioned and out of date.  I wondered how being so “safe” would benefit me.  It seemed like it was all crafted to minimize fun and make me miserable!

My father died when I was in my early 20’s.  Sadly, he missed a lot of the things that I would’ve loved for him to share.  He didn’t see me buy my first house.  He missed out on meeting my husband and being there for our wedding.  He would’ve gotten such a charge out of watching me start and grow a business.  Yet, so much of his advice was responsible for me doing those very things.

I will share some gems with you now.  Isn’t it funny how smart your parents become as you get older?

  • The faster you drive, the longer it takes to stop.
  • Wet leaves are extremely slippery, be careful!
  • Turn your lights on when it’s foggy, dark or rainy.
  • Keep a snow shovel in your car during the winter.
  • If it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Keep a “secret” $20 bill in the back of your wallet.
  • Never let the gas tank fall below 1/4
  • Pay your bills on time.
  • Look people in the eye.
  • Don’t say you’ll do something unless you mean it.
  • Be honest.
  • Be nice.

It’s all pretty simple stuff.  I’m glad I remember as much as I do.

For those of you who have a Dad around this year, remind him of the things he’s taught you.  I guarantee you’ll make his day.  It’ll make him happier than a neck tie or a golf club ever could.

Happy Father’s Day!

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