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    Dad's cool profession

    My son-in-law, Preston — father to my two grandsons — is a financial advisor. Now, adults likely get the importance and necessity of a person who is whiz-bang awesome with money. Kids, though? You might think kids wouldn't see financial advising as all that cool of a profession, especially for their papa.

    If that is what you think kids might think, I'm here to suggest that you just might want to think again.

    You see, there are plenty of cool aspects to financial advising, especially from the perspective of kids whose dad just happens to be a financial advisor.

    For one thing, financial advisor dads have supercool piggy banks they give their clients to share with their kids.

    Supercool piggy banks that the financial advisor dads share with their own kids, too.

    Piggy banks that look sort of like this (for copyright reasons, I can't share the real thing here):

    blue piggy bank 

    Even cooler? Financial advisor dads regularly give presentations on money to businesses and organizations.

    Using a projector.

    A projector that — every once in a while — the financial advisor dad brings home for his family to have the most awesome of movie nights.

    Movie nights that look exactly like this:

    movie night

    Now how cool is that?

    (And how cute is that? Especially that Mac's little body doesn't even fill the entire ottoman as he kicks back to enjoy the show, just like his big brother.)

    Yep, financial advising is indeed a pretty cool profession for dads.

    Even more cool for their kids.

    Just ask Mac and Bubby.

    Piggy bank photo: stock.xchng

    Today's question:

    My dad was a plumber. What was your dad's profession?

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    Reader Comments (15)

    My Dad was a salesman. First, at a music store because he loved music. Next at a furniture store because he wanted to support his family.

    I'm impressed by your Grandsons' ability to watch a movie from that vantage point!

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    My dad was a mortgage banker and home builder. One of my son-in-laws is also a financial advisor. The kids do get cool piggy banks, but so far no movies from a cool projector. :)
    The boys look very cute and laid back for their movie watching.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    My dad was an automotive mechanic. He repaired heavy equipment as a civilian employee for the US Navy and, in his off time, he repaired cars for everyone in the neighborhood.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVicki Valenta

    Your son in law has a cool profession, Lisa!

    My Dad was a restaurant supervisor for a popular chain of pancake restaurants in the NY area back in the day.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    My Daddy was an electrician for the power company! In Michigan that meant lots of trips out during the night and during all the worst storms. It also meant he drove the "cherry picker" truck home and THAT meant that when Jenna was little he would give her rides in it! Now that was cool! I sure miss him...

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    My dad was a school science teacher, and a popular one at that. Anytime we went anywhere with Dad, students and former students would greet him. I thought he was famous.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

    My dad taught drama and stagecraft at the high school level for many years. He directed all the musicals and plays, so I went to a lot of rehearsals and performances over the years. He was a surrogate father and mentor to generations of young actors. Then, at age 40, he went to grad school and earned a doctorate. After a few years, he taught acting, directing, and improvisation at San Francisco State University.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRisa

    My dad was a butt-buster in the pot room - at least that's what we used to tell people. His job was to bust butts of carbon in the pot room of the Reynolds Aluminum Plant. Tough job that probably decreased the years of his life. It paid well, enabling us to have a trailer and boat. I have so many great memories of camping and water-skiing...

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda D'Ae-Smith

    My Step Dad was a loser!

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim

    I was brought up in a cop family. My step-Dad and oldest step-Brother were both policemen in our little Southern town. Leonard (my step-Brother) was police chief for many years before his death from a heart attack the year before he was due to retire as Chief.

    The boys sure seem happily occupied at their viewing of whatever they're watching.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    My dad was a lineman for Illinois Bell. I thought it was super cool when I was little.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPammeey

    My father was in the finance business & owned commerical properties. He didn't start out that way. He owned a hotel in Wellington, worked for a company called Ballins Industries which was a large family business in Christchurch. Unfortunately that business is no longer around,

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    What a great variety of professions! Kristi: I find it so sweet you thought your teacher dad was famous. :-D Risa: That's quite an accomplishment. Very cool. Linda: I think your dad's profession — a butt-buster in the pot room — wins the prize for coolest title of all!

    Love the dad-love shining through your answers. Well, most of them. :-D

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    My dad did what everyone else's dad did in Northern Virginia in the '50s and '60s. He "worked for the government." Anyone asks, you'd just say "he works for the government," and that was plenty enough information. As a result, I have no idea what he did,and I don't know where anyone in Arlington took their cars to be fixed or their clothes to be tailored. Or their candlesticks to be made.

    By high school I had learned "he was a mathematician for the VA," but I still don't know what he did.

    March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMurr Brewster

    My father was a farmer. He was a homesteader who cleared the land of sagebrush, determined where to put his fields, house, barn, and corrals.

    And by the way, your grandsons are WAY cute!

    March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis
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