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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: The best free gifts for Father's Day, the worst gifts for Father's Day, the best advice a father can give, membership has its price, and deceptive receipts.

1. Free ways to celebrate Father’s Day

[Wise Bread] While none of these ideas are completely unique, they’re all much better than buying a tie. One of the best: “Make a video using old homemade favorites.”

2. Five bad ideas for Father’s Day

[ConsumerAffairs.com] If there’s a must-read for Father’s Day, this is it. The best gifts to avoid sound like the perfect ones until you read up on them: flat-screen TVs and gas grills.

3. 9 important money tips every dad should teach his kids

[Len Penzo] What’s the best present a father can give? Financial advice. The most important is the last one on Len Penzo’s list: “Always strive to spend less than you earn.”

4. Money leaks: canceling unused memberships

[Bargaineering] We try so hard to save money, but what about the money we spend every month without thinking about it? The classic one is the gym membership, but there are others.

5. AT&T annoys with fake “Receipt Enclosed” mailer

[The Consumerist] The best thing about this Consumer Reports-owned site is its alerts like this one: Be careful about junk mail that looks like a receipt. And they don’t just show up in your mailbox from fly-by-night firms. In this case, it’s AT&T.

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