Monthly Archives: April 2015

Interview With a Dad – Tantrums, Delivery Room Horror – Dudes to Dads Podcast – Ep 8

Michael, a Member of the Dudes To Dads Meetup group in Encinitas,  shares some elements about his fatherly transition, including the way he deals with tantrums as well as a delivery room horror story.  The day of the delivery of your child is exciting, emotional, and even scary.  When unexpected things happen, it can be even worse.  Can you really ever be prepared?  Most people are concerned with the woman, but of course the man is going through his own things as well.  Join Jason, Alan, and Michael as they discuss these stories and more.…

5 Financial Tips For Parents with Scott Kilian CFP – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 7

The Dudes To Dads Podcast welcomed special guest Scott Kilian, Certified Financial Planner.  Scott is a regular contributor to our dads meetup group in Encinitas, CA.  In this podcast, Scott shares 5 Essential Financial Tips for Parents.  Scott indicates he is a dad first and a financial planner second.  The financial tips Scott offers are very important to consider when planning for you and your family’s future.  Everyone get’s excited and interested in investment options for their children, but to even our surprise, there are things you need to do before you start investing.  Scott lays out 5 tips including:

1) There must be a commitment from both of you to do Fiancial Planning.  One of the suggestions is to switch off the family CFO role every 3 months.  He discusses why that is important.

2) Get the cash flow in check – Make a budget.  You should understand your net worth, including personal financial statements.  We discuss some ways to get these done.

3) Get out of debt – Debt is the worst killer of any financial plan.  Do everything you can to eliminate the debt first.

4) Pay yourself first – Parents get excited about setting up a 529 plan for their kids yet they have debt or no 401K.  Scott explains why this may be a bad choice.

5) You must do Contingency planning – Long term disability insurance is more important than life insurance and Scott discusses why he believes this is the case.

Join us on another informative podcast learning some financial tips along the way.…

Where Do Guys Get Parenting Advice, New Dad Challenges – Roundtable Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 6

For this episode we introduce and explain and where the foundation of the Dudes To Dads Podcast came from.  Alan and Jason are joined by 2 dads from the local Meetup group, Scott and Nathan.  Scott provides insight as to his style of parenting which includes providing looser boundaries for his son.  Nathan shares stories about his kids and how his parenting style differs a bit from Scott. During this episode we cover some questions that relate to where to get advice, challenges faced as a new dad and pressure that is put on kids.  Jason reflects on his own childhood and how that pressure is not necessarily positive.


Where do you currently get advice? (2:12)

What were the biggest challenges you faced as a new dad? (14:30)

Why do we put pressure on our kids? (28:00)…

Should Children Share Your Bed? Family Mission Statement, Video Game Debate – Dudes to Dads Podcast Ep 5

We began Dudes to Dads Episode 5 with the mailbag and discussing children sleeping in your bed.  We then discuss transitions and talk about playgrounds or other places where kids don’t want to leave and the struggle that can cause.  Jason instructs you on how to create a family mission statement and provides homework for dads.  On SuperCharge, we learn about TagaBikes and how cool they are for both parent and child.  We debate the use of video games and learn about a 5 second compliment to give to our women.  We close Episode 5 with a quote by Jim Valvano and teaching your kids something valuable.


Welcome and intro (0:00)

Mailbag – Should children sleeping in bed with you? (6:45)

The Battlefield – Transitions for kids (12:50)

Stuff to Do – Create a family mission statement (16:34)

Dad’s Homework – Catch your child doing something positive (21:28)

SuperCharge – Bike/stroller combo (24:20)

Debate – Video games (27:27)

Light Her Fire – 5 Second Compliment (35:35)

Quote of the Day – by Jim Valvano (38:42)…

Dudes To Dads Meetup in Encinitas 03.31.15 – Recap

We welcomed 2 new members to our Dudes To Dads meetup last night last night and had a total of 8 of us attending.  The discussion was focused on finance.  Scott Kilian, a member of our group, and a Certified Financial Planner, helped us understand 5 Essential Financial Tips For Parents.…

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