2 Life Advises to your Your Kids / Yournger Self ?

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2 Life Advises to your Your Kids / Yournger Self ?

Post by confusedinvestor » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:18 pm

2 Life Advises to your Your Kids / Younger Self ?

1. Learn and Practice Forgiveness 2. Learn and Practice 'compounding' every good aspects of life all your life.

Yours ?

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Post by livesoft » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:19 pm

1. Life is Not Fair.

2. It's the Same Ol' Crap.

Maybe I shouldn't post these because everyone will know who I am?
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Post by jb1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:25 pm

I’m only 28, but assuming talking to a 18+ year old..

1) learn what investing is, start putting any extra money into an account weekly and forget about it for 10 years.

2) date sure, but don’t be in any serious relationship until you are at least 28+, have a proper nest egg, and got all the “fun nights” out of your system.

Exact advice I told my 14 year old boys soccer team.

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Post by Nate79 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:29 pm

1. Live below your means. Don't spend money you don't have.
2. Plan for the future.

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Post by confusedinvestor » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm

Your 2) is so important ! Few ppl don't realize this in their lifetime.
jb1 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:25 pm
I’m only 28, but assuming talking to a 18+ year old..

1) learn what investing is, start putting any extra money into an account weekly and forget about it for 10 years.

2) date sure, but don’t be in any serious relationship until you are at least 28+, have a proper nest egg, and got all the “fun nights” out of your system.

Exact advice I told my 14 year old boys soccer team.

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Post by runner3081 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm

"Stuff" is meaningless.

Be different and don't worry what people think.

Live your life, not someone else's.

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Post by 7eight9 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:44 pm

1. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is.

2. The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.
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Post by confusedinvestor » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:44 pm

This is so hard to do, any wisdom how to let go what people think of you ?
runner3081 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm


Be different and don't worry what people think.


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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:52 pm

1. Invest in yourself. This applies to your health (don't forget to floss and brush your teeth and wear sunscreen), your bank account, your retirement account, your FIRE fund. Save 20% of every dollar you make from day 1, you'll not regret it one second when the time comes.

2. Enjoy your life, it goes by quickly. Don't focus on any particular time period or goal, focus on enjoying your life in the present. (you still need to save 20% of your total income).
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Post by jb1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:58 pm

confusedinvestor wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Your 2) is so important ! Few ppl don't realize this in their lifetime.
jb1 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:25 pm
I’m only 28, but assuming talking to a 18+ year old..

1) learn what investing is, start putting any extra money into an account weekly and forget about it for 10 years.

2) date sure, but don’t be in any serious relationship until you are at least 28+, have a proper nest egg, and got all the “fun nights” out of your system.

Exact advice I told my 14 year old boys soccer team.
Absolutely. Not to be vulgar, but I think it’s imprtant to experiment around before settling down

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Post by runner3081 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm

confusedinvestor wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:44 pm
This is so hard to do, any wisdom how to let go what people think of you ?
runner3081 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm


Be different and don't worry what people think.

It used to be hard, now, not so much. For me, it was just getting over my need to liked, fit in or seem "normal" to everyone. Just make a decision every morning to ignore the noise. Has made my so much happier.

Learning that your genuine friends or acquaintances will like you more for being real then anyone who would like you for conforming to the norm.

Might have helped that I was teased over and over as a child for a speech impediment (that I still have), even by people that I considered friends. I think that created a thirst to fit-in when I was younger and not stand out. Now, well, I am tired of fitting in, too much work :)


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Post by KlangFool » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm

OP,

One word: enough.

A) You are good enough.

B) Doing your best is good enough.

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Post by HomeStretch » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:12 pm

1. Treat others as you wish to be treated
2. Be self-sufficient

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Post by BV3273 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:21 pm

1. Long at the time you spend in your life as ROI. If it’s not worth your time say no.

2. There’s no such thing as a free lunch and no quick ways to make a lot of money.

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Post by Doom&Gloom » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Do what you enjoy
But do what's right

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Post by gmc4h232 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
confusedinvestor wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:44 pm
This is so hard to do, any wisdom how to let go what people think of you ?
runner3081 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm


Be different and don't worry what people think.

It used to be hard, now, not so much. For me, it was just getting over my need to liked, fit in or seem "normal" to everyone. Just make a decision every morning to ignore the noise. Has made my so much happier.

Learning that your genuine friends or acquaintances will like you more for being real then anyone who would like you for conforming to the norm.

Might have helped that I was teased over and over as a child for a speech impediment (that I still have), even by people that I considered friends. I think that created a thirst to fit-in when I was younger and not stand out. Now, well, I am tired of fitting in, too much work :)
Once you realize that most people outside your circle of friends and family dont give a damn about you, because they are too busy thinking about themselves and their circle, then it becomes very easy to not care what other people think about you, and there is no need to impress the people in your circle, because they are already in your circle.

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Re: 2 Life Advises to your Your Kids / Yournger Self ?

Post by FourWallsofFIRE » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:10 pm

1. Live below your means.
2. Save and invest the difference.

I would usually offer a 3rd: Improve on 1 & 2.

Obviously these are just financial related. There's much more I would teach my younger self and my son!
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Post by jb1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:37 pm

I’ll continue. Again 28 year old talking to an 18 year old.

Non financial related.

1) Health. Health. Health. Drink water, eat healthy, exercise. When you’re 28 and look good and are healthy, you’ll be thankful

2) Don’t hang with the wrong crowd. Don’t hang with kids who do drugs, drink excessively. Be the minority in today’s society.

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Post by jb1 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:05 pm

What’s the big deal? One is locked. The other have under 15 posts except one from 2012 which is catered to advice to a 30 year old self.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:12 pm

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