How to stop in a manual car?

when the road comes to a stop I usually brake a little put my car in neutral and let it coast there and stop it in time.. for example if I was in 3rd I just put it in neutral and stop the car with my brakes (much easier) but my father told me this technique was wrong I should keep the car in gear until the road... show more when the road comes to a stop I usually brake a little put my car in neutral and let it coast there and stop it in time.. for example if I was in 3rd I just put it in neutral and stop the car with my brakes (much easier)
but my father told me this technique was wrong I should keep the car in gear until the road comes to a stop then as the car's rpm is about to die I should put it in neutral
what are your thoughts?
and is the way I'm stopping damaging my car?
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