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Old 08-07-2013, 04:24 AM   #61
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As a 25 year old I want to say thanks to you guys (and gals) for the perspective. Hopefully I can put it to good use and bless others/pay it forward.

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:19 AM   #62
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"Put down that bong!"

Actually, I would tell myself to move from my hometown, and never return. I left to go to school, then went back at age 21. Next thing you know, I was married, which turned out to be a dreadful lapse in judgement.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #63
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Never Work For Another Person.

Always work for yourself. Obviously, you might have to break that to pay the bills, but your foremost goal must be to work for yourself.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #65
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Always work for yourself. Obviously, you might have to break that to pay the bills, but your foremost goal must be to work for yourself.
Working for yourself in the U.S. is great because of all the tax deductions and higher maximum retirement savings limits. I'd also add in if possible doing work with a passive income component - royalties, licensing fees, ongoing advertising income or businesses that can run without your day to day direct involvement.

Location independence is also good - something you can do from a laptop anywhere in the world is a another plus.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #66
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At 22 I was living the American dream. 30 year mortgage. 2 car payments on high end cars. Personal trainer. Anything else I wanted. I fell into what I do at 19 and a 21 I built the house and was making money to fund this lifestyle. I had a 401k going but that was it.


What I would tell myself at age 22 would have been to late, by then I was living like a poor guy to afford a mortgage, Maserati, and BMW SUV because I was 22 in 2008.. the year the recession hit, and it hit my pay hard. If I could go back to my 21st birthday which was the day I was promoted I would have said this.

- Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Stay at home, if you do you will be able to pay for that house in cash by your 24th birthday instead of still owning 25% of it at age 27.

- Don't get rich friends. Rich friends are a trap. Stick to the simple things in life. Get that material stuff out of sight and out of mind.

- Never stop exercising, no matter how many hours you work. If your going to splurge anywhere, do it on your health.

- Don't fall to quickly for a girl and do not fall for good looks. If you have any shred of doubt it's not going to work then GET THE F... OUT!


- Be happy with what you have and if you can't shake temptation in any part of your life then see a therapist!


Maybe I should explain that last one to my current 27 year old self again...
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"Put down that bong!"
I would amend that one to: "And always wear a condom"
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