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Father’s Day, budget and splurge

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I think I may have mentioned here before that my father taught me everything I know about finances and managing money. He’s why I don’t carry debt and only buy things if I have the cash to do so. He’s the type of person who would be uncomfortable if I spent a lot of money on a gift for him, and he might even lecture me the many reasons I should have used a coupon. I would not be surprised if he’s had it written into his will that his tombstone should proudly say nothing but MISER.

So when thinking about ideas for gifts, I had two minds about it: if your father is like mine or your coffers are lean, look to the left. If you want to spring for something a little more luxurious, look to the right. Either way, don’t forget to call him up on Sunday. I was going to make a joke that you better not make it a collect call, but way to show my age there. Kindly look away from the gray in my hair.

BUDGET:

1. Men’s Long-Sleeve Slim-Fit Shirt $19.96

2. Samsung – WB250F 14.2-Megapixel Digital Camera $179

3. Bedstu Bryden Leather Boots $110

4. ASOS Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses $20.36

5. Premium Wavy Zig Zag Stripe Pattern Woven Skinny Tie $9.90

6. Classic Stainless Steel Cufflinks $19.95

7. Fujifilm – FinePix XP60 16.4-Megapixel Digital Camera $199.99

8. Dockers Men’s Bridle Belt $21.99

SPLURGE:

1. Canon – EOS Rebel SL1 18.0-MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm Lens $799

2. ‘High Street’ 54mm Ray-Ban Sunglasses $150

3. Canali Trim Fit Dress Shirt $275

4. DSQUARED2 Men’s Brother Belt $225

5. Timberland Earthkeepers City Premium Chukka Boots $185

6. Lanvin Engraved Rhodium-Plated Cufflinks $180

7. Canali Woven-Silk Tie $145

8. Nikon – D3200 24.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens $549.99

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