Dads: they come in all types. There’s the strong silent type who quietly watches over you as you struggle through adulting. There’s the fix-anything (although-it-takes-three-trips-to-the-hardware-store) dad. There’s the coach dad who constantly helps you improve at the game of life. There’s even the perpetual-kid-dad: the one who only grew up because he had to and is still the best prankster you know. No matter what type of dad you have, he’s the best and you know he always wants what’s best for you.

We may not always take dad’s advice, but it’s safe to say that he’s learned a thing or two along the way. In celebration of Father’s Day this year, we asked Castle & Cooke Mortgage employees about the best financial advice they’ve received from their dads, and this is what they shared.

“One disaster at a time.”

My dad used to say that A LOT, and it has served me well in the mortgage business and in life. There’s no sense in stressing out about everything going on in your life because, really, you can only focus on one thing at a time anyway. He would tell me to simply deal with the most urgent task at hand, get it done and then move onto the next thing without letting anxiety about the other stuff ruin the task at hand.

– Dan Hubrich (NMLS #198767), North Salt Lake Branch Manager, Utah

“Marrying well is not a financial plan.”

My dad told me: “Don’t plan on marrying someone who will take care of you financially. Get your education and pursue your own career—be financially independent.” I’m glad I followed his advice.

– Candice Pitcher, Director of Compliance/General Counsel

“Marrying well is a solid financial plan.”

I once asked my dad for career advice and he said to me, “Dave, you do realize that you can marry more money in 15 minutes than you can earn in a lifetime, don’t you?” Obviously, he was joking, but I consider myself lucky to have found a fantastic wife and career.

– Dave Sunderman (NMLS #7176), Clarinda Branch Manager, Iowa

“Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”

 There are a lot of distractions in life: vacations, boats, expensive dinners, etc. You have to stay focused on your long-term goals and what you really want.

– Stewart Bates (NMLS #137055), Union Park Branch Manager, Utah

“If you can afford it, you can pay cash for it.”

My Father never used credit cards and he always said, “If you can’t pay cash for it then wait until you can.” There were only two exceptions to this rule: buying a home or buying a business. That lesson has stuck with me to this day.

– Clay Johnson (NMLS #33422), Provo Branch Manager, Utah

The experts at Castle & Cooke Mortgage may not be as strong or funny as your dad, but our experienced team can advise on an array of mortgage products. If you are looking for home financing, we’d like to think your dad would advise you to contact us.

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC® (NMLS #1251) is a leading independent mortgage lender headquartered in Draper, Utah, with locations across the United States.

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