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Old 03-22-2007, 10:13 PM   #21
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Spouse who didn't care about material things but liked to have fun and we made it through the rough patches everyone has
Two good incomes with good work ethics
Lived in the USA and all the opportunities it offers
Started saving from the beginning regardless of what our income or outgo was
never got sucked into the collecting of junk or material possessions

walked away from illegal drug path many of our friends walked down in the 60's and early 70's

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Re: What major luck have you had?
Old 03-22-2007, 10:46 PM   #22
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Born to white middle-class parents in a town with good public schools and a state with good public colleges and state scholarships.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #23
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Pretty much everything. I'd play the lottery, but I'm giving some poor sucker a break.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:04 PM   #24
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Same here with the good parents, good schools, etc.

The luck I "made on my own" was finishing college and getting hired ahead of other engineers, so I beat them getting my P.E. license, therefore getting promoted before them, etc.

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Born in the US

Parents who installed independence and education as primary values

Very early realization that I liked dogs better than kids

Natural skills (math, logic, fast reading) that made a profitable profession
(programming) very easy, and a corresponding lack of skills (anything
involving other people) that ruled out most other professions
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:56 PM   #26
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Natural skills (math, logic, fast reading) that made a profitable profession
(programming) very easy, and a corresponding lack of skills (anything
involving other people) that ruled out most other professions
great quote - I have the same set of skills and non-skills !

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Re: What major luck have you had?
Old 03-25-2007, 11:52 AM   #27
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Frugal parents who valued education
Sufficient intelligence to benefit from said education
Having the right skills at the right time to get a decent job
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