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Old 04-30-2013, 07:38 AM   #61
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I would say 28. That is when I started the 401k at megacorp. I squandered the first few years of employment.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #62
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Started working as a kid and Dad showed me how to start a bank account and saved a bit. After high school, he told me if if I could put myself through college, he'd provide room and board. Otherwise, I worked and paid my share of the bills; which I did for a year. He also insisted I put away so much a into into savings. 10 months later we showed him DWs engagement ring. He asked if I used a credit card, and I told him it was paid for. After determining I had done everything he asked, and that I could still put a ring on layaway for ten months and pay it off, he declared I could obviously handle money. Had enough for two years of college, and got my BS degree in that time. DW and I married, went into the military, and I've always had some worth of direct deposit and pension savings. DW did as well, though she started a full time job a few years later, after I got out of the service. Pensions and savings paid off. Retired Fridat at age 57. DW retired last year.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:34 AM   #63
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Oh - and went I entered college, Dad gave me back all the money I had paid him. Said he hadn't needed it, just wanted to teach me there is no free ride in life.
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