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The Importance of Keeping It Personal

In my last post on Hidden Costs, I talked about companies taking liberties with your relationship. As you might have guessed, your Rent-A-Dad is no fan of that kind of behavior. So imagine my non-surprise when the people at Automattic/WordPress did it again. Get ready...

Hidden Costs (Do You See Them?)

How do you feel about what things cost? OK, so more ... how do you feel when parts of costs are hidden? Hidden Costs are awful. Yeah, that applies to extra fees on things like your phone and Internet bills, but those aren't hidden so much as extra costs. You see them....

Fred Wilson Comments

You likely have no idea who Fred Wilson is. That's OK; unless you're steeped in the ways of Venture Capital you have no reason to know Fred. So a post titled as "Fred Wilson Comments" might have you scratching your head; what's Rent-A-Dad talking about today? We ain't...

Tips in the Gig Economy

It's a pretty good bet that you've encountered—even worked in— the Gig Economy. And if you have, whether by hailing a ride via Uber or working at TaskRabbit, you've probably thought about tips. Tips in the Gig Economy are an interesting discussion any day of the week,...

Understanding IKEA Furniture Assembly

At Rent-a-Dad, we take the trust our clients put in us pretty seriously. Of course we do ... we're your (rental) DAD!! So imagine my surprise when I got the message you see here as I was explaining the ins and outs of understanding IKEA furniture assembly. Not that I...

You Get What You Pay For …

It's long been said that You Get What You Pay For. Yes, by Dad, of course, but it's not like we claim a trademark on that old saw. "You Get What You Pay for" has always meant that you shouldn't expect anything to ever really be free. And it's...

Trader Joe’s is Different

You may shop there. You may love it. Even so, and even if the idea behind the words is part of why you do you've probably never considered something: Trader Joe's is Different. It might seem strange that we'd be talking about Trader Joe's at Rent-a-Dad, but really it...

Finding Work in the Gig Economy

Looking for work? Relying on one app or another from a Gig Economy company to help? Getting frustrated? You're not alone. Finding work in the Gig Economy is proving to be a bit harder than people think it will be when they jump in. Sounds bad? Buckle in; it's...

Assembling The IKEA Tarva Bed

In a couple of recent posts, I've talked about IKEA. You want to stay out of IKEA's toilet, and know when not to assemble IKEA cabinets. Today, we need to have a talk about the IKEA Tarva Bed. This conversation goes to the very reason Rent-A-Dad exists. We're here to...

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