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Old 12-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #61
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As a young but (I think) personal finance literate person who is doing my best to educate my two younger sisters, I think it's important they buy into the importance of investing. You can try to talk them into it, but reading helpful resources for themselves is better, because then it doesn't seem like a family member trying to press their values.

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Old 12-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #62
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A coworkers daughter took a job at Disney World taking pictures of people. She didn't last long --- BOOOOOORING --- but she was initially all excited about working there. It's still work. They call it work for a reason.

What they have is a group of poorly paid kids all trying to get by living on dry dog food.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane -- Marcus Aurelius
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:45 AM   #63
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Also is she really going to live off of 15K? Sit down with her and ask her to create a budget. Might get her to consider other options.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:35 PM   #64
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I saw a link to this article recently about a family of three who get by on $19K in expenditures:

How One Family Paid Off $118,000 in Debt - US News

"Her family still lives on about $19,000 a year, so they can save the rest. She even built her own furniture when her family moved into a new house, and asked family members for power tools as gifts for Christmas. She's since built a king-size bed, dining table and toy box. She also makes her own cleaning supplies and grows some of her family's food, too."
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:45 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by aja8888 View Post

All the firms I worked for are gone...and I mean no longer in business.
Looking at my old resume. The only company I ever worked for that's still in business is the last one (and it's doing very well). A couple of the previous have been merged out of existence, the rest are simply gone.

Good thing no one needs to check my references any more!
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International Studies alumni here

Got my degree in '95. I was hoping to work at the International House of Pancakes upon graduation. Never was lucky enough to get that job, but school was certainly fun. I even was able to use some of the foreign language skills at work a few years ago when the squadron went to Colombia.

Just be glad she finished her degree. Disney sounds like fun until it becomes just another job. Then she'll probably get serious about making a living.

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