IKEA, Where Every Day Is Father’s Day

IKEA, Where Every Day Is Father’s Day

Fathers are pretty awesome. So we wouldn’t question it if IKEA chose to give free breakfasts every day to dad, or even to every parent or guardian who came in the store. That isn’t what this sign advertises, though, and that’s why we’re kind of confused. [More]

Mother’s Day Cards For Dads: A Sweet Gesture Or Holiday Double-Dipping?

Mother’s Day Cards For Dads: A Sweet Gesture Or Holiday Double-Dipping?


“Leave it to Hallmark to double-dip on holidays,” reader Mark noted when he snapped a picture of this card using our Tipster App. “Father’s Day is next month, people.” Well, yes, but there are also legitimate reasons why someone would buy a card like this. [More]

Fun Reads For Father’s Day: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Fun Reads For Father’s Day: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey, a current bestseller that’s lightly rewritten Twilight fanfiction the erotic tale of chance meeting gone terribly, terribly right, might make an appropriate gift for some people. A friend who shares your love of popular fiction. Your favorite librarian. Your grandmother. We’re pretty sure it wouldn’t make an appropriate Father’s Day gift, though, no matter what this Target display says. [More]

16 Tales Of Frugal Fathers

16 Tales Of Frugal Fathers

We got over 225 comments when we asked you, “What’s the most frugal thing your dad ever did?” You guys have some really crafty pops. Your stories were humorous, heartfelt, and inspiring. I seriously got misty reading some of them. Others made me fearful for how our generation of young men will ever live up to what these heroes of frugality and grit did on a daily basis. Here are 16 of the best. [More]

What's The Most Frugal Thing Your Dad Ever Did?

What's The Most Frugal Thing Your Dad Ever Did?

In honor of Father’s Day, the Year of Shopping Detox blogger took time to celebrate her frugal father this weekend. She goes so far as to say her dad is more frugal than yours. Here are some of the things she remembers him doing when she was growing up: [More]

T-Mobile Will Give You Any Phone You Want For Free Saturday

T-Mobile Will Give You Any Phone You Want For Free Saturday

T-Mobile must really, really want your dad to get rid of his Zack Morris-style bricklike cell phone, because it’s offering any phone it offers in its stores for free Saturday with a 2-year new commitment or extension along with a switch to a family plan or an added line on your account. The offer is only good at retail stores. [More]

Top Father's Day Gifts From Consumer Reports

Top Father's Day Gifts From Consumer Reports

Looking for stereotypical Father’s Day gifts? Consumer Reports Home & Garden has ratings on all of the gas grills, electric drills, weedwhackers, and leaf blowers a man could ever want. Or anyone who needs to flame-broil or drill holes into anything. [Consumer Reports Home & Garden]

5 Last Minute Father's Day Deals

5 Last Minute Father's Day Deals

Because Father’s Day is this Sunday (you knew that, right?) CNN Money has put together a small list of last minute deals that will put a smile on dear old dad’s face. The list, inside…

Give The Gift Of Tech Support With A Free Day Pass From Fog Creek Copilot

Fog Creek Copilot is celebrating Father’s Day by giving away free Day Passes, allowing you to finally prove to your father that you are better than an Indian customer service representative. Copilot is a zero-configuration utility that lets you seize another person’s computer like a Mongol horde. Except instead of pillaging and burning, you install Firefox and remove spyware.

While connected as a helper, you see the desktop of the person you’re helping in its own window. As you move your mouse within this window, the other’s mouse pointer moves, and as you type, the text appears on both of your screens.

Don’t think tech support is a real gift? Were it not for our ability to resurrect our father’s beloved Albertus Medium font, he may have strangled himself out of frustration with the very ties we gifted in years past. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER