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If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................
Old 01-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #1
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If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................

ferco, great topic. I enjoyed reading all the responses. I was reading this to my wife and we were, like many others, having a tough time coming up with regrets. We mostly just came up with things we thought we did right and would do again. So here's our list of what we think are the things we would do the same:

- Relationship: didn't listen to others and got married fairly young, no regrets
- Didn't dig a financial hole early:
- Didn't have kids
- Didn't go to college
- Got a financial clue early about LYBM and without having any CC debt
- Working towards FI:
- Moved out of a limited opportunity small midwest town to a bigger city with more job opportunities
- Got a job at the right company and stayed long enough to get good stock options when I left
- Bought and sold 2 houses at the right times

So I'm thinking the question of what you would do the same will also be interesting and enlightening.
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Re: If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................
Old 01-09-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................

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- Didn't have kids
Probably why you were able to retire at 35..................
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Re: If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................

not RE yet, just FI. But not having kids definitely made FI@35 possible.
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Re: If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................

would not have bought and sold equities so much!!!
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Re: If I could go back 20 years this is what I'd do the same................

The same: contribute 15% (or more nowadays) to a 401(k) as soon as I could. Would re-do my trip to the USSR....for that matter would re-do every trip I've taken.
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