Dad Denies Son’s Request for Money With a Funny Letter

Dad Denies Son’s Request for Money With a Funny Letter

Angela Markus

Dads are the best. They are great at teaching you the important lessons in life, like how to throw a ball, ride a bike, fix a car, and so much more. One of those lessons is financial responsibility.

When a 6-year-old boy asked his father to borrow some money, instead of getting a verbal answer, he got a written one.

This dad believes that it is better to start learning financial responsibility at an early age. His son asked for an advance on his allowance to buy a new toy, and he had the best response.

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Dad printed up a denial letter and gave it to the boy. The rejection notice includes a professional letterhead from “Dad Savings and Loan” with the tagline “because apparently I look like I’m made of money” and explains how “insufficient funds and a history of not doing your chores” were cited as the grounds for the denial.

Close-up of a boy looking out a window on a rainy day

Mirroring what many grown adults have received from banks, the letter included an opportunity for the young man to “refute the decision” if he so wished. The number to the complaint department was a direct line to mom.

I think this dad just started a trend that parents everywhere will inevitably follow.

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