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  • Pencil Stache
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Re: Advice to your younger self
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2017, 03:09:15 AM »
Well, my younger self didn't exactly take advice!
The more mature me has these thoughts:
  • Stop following the rules religiously, some rules are made to be bent
  • Follow your own path, don't worry about what others think 
  • Learn the complexities about how the workplace works, the combination of aptitude, networking and hard work
  • Find a life that makes you happy


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Re: Advice to your younger self
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2017, 04:14:21 AM »
My lessons:
- Invest excess money in a cheap index fund early and just leave your money there.
- Become frugal as a lifestyle. If you go up in salary over the years, but don't develop more expensive habits, you'll be saving a LOT. Thanks to this site, you know at least what you are saving for.
- Don't hang too long in your first job, where you were hired cheaply. Switch jobs and get better paid.
- Don't work too hard and get a burnout.
- Live a healthy life.
- Find a frugal partner/spouse. Beware spendypants partners.