Taking your kids on vacation during school time may keep you from shelling out a ton of cash, but it’s not necessarily a great idea. In the U.K., for example, you run the risk of incurring a fine by doing so – therefore potentially negating any savvy savings. When Daniel Moore was penalized for having removed his son from school, however, he had the perfect response.

Moore lives in Exmouth, a coastal town in south-west England. And like many dads, he wanted to take his family on a warm and sunny vacation. Unlike other fathers, however, he didn’t stick to the designated vacation periods all schools in England work around. Instead, he chose to take his five-year-old son out of school.

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