Dad Jokes (and Life Hacks) Make So Much Cents

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“Dad, did you get a haircut?” “No, I got them all cut.”

Groan. Okay, old man, we got it the first time we heard you tell that joke in 1991. What is it about dad jokes that makes them so cringe-inducing and charming at the same time?

Dad jokes may be obvious and goofy, but they can also make you smile. Join us as we celebrate dads everywhere, their sense of humor (we’re calling it that, yeah), and share some money-saving life hacks you can discuss with your old man over brats and beers. Got any good jokes about German sausages? Probably not—they’re the wurst.

“I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.”

You can save a lot of money just by switching up your shaving routine. If you use disposable razors, you can extend the life of each razor by sharpening the multi-track blade yourself. Introducing the “Blue Jean Sharpening Method”! It’s a real thing that works. Find a pair of old jeans and lay them flat on a hard surface. Then take your razor and push it forward on the denim using small strokes, about twenty times. Doing this realigns the blades while sharpening the razor by taking fine nicks out of the blades. Really. Sharpening your own razors can save you a surprising amount of money throughout the year!

Additionally, skip the shaving cream. Get an old fashioned bristle brush and use a bar of bath soap instead. You can work up a nice lather and will end up with the cheapest, cleanest shave. Another way to save money is to join a shaving product service. Dollar Shave Club is affordable and doesn’t require a subscription. You’ll save on trips to the store for razors. You’re welcome, dads!

“Dad, I’m hungry.” “Hello, Hungry. I’m Dad!”

The number one expense that eats into people’s budgets is a reliance on restaurant meals. We get it. It’s convenient to go grab lunch down the street from work. You don’t have to do any preparation the night before, don’t have to remember to grab it in the morning … the list goes on and on. However, what are you really paying for all that convenience? If you’re spending $10 a day on lunch, that’s over $50 a work week on meals out!

Add to that the café coffees and sugary drinks throughout the day and, well, you’re spending a lot of money. Bring your lunch to work! Bring leftovers from the night before, keep your fridge stocked with quick sandwich stuffs, doing literally anything other than eating out will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of green. Learn more about budget-friendly foods in 5 Healthy Foods That Are Also Good for Your Budget.

“I’ll call you later.” “Don’t call me later, call me Dad.”

If you haven’t done so in a while, check out your cell phone plan. If you can lower your bill by reducing your data plan, do it! Most people overestimate how much data they actually need. Check previous statements and calculate your data usage average—that will give you an idea of how much data you need to be paying for, so stop paying for more. There are also data reducing apps available for both iOS and Android. These apps limit background functions that you may not even realize are using up your data. Good call, dads.

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To fathers everywhere, Happy Father’s Day from OppLoans. We appreciate you!

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