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Old 03-30-15, 04:49 PM
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Don't buy on Margin.

Otherwise buy as much Novel stock as you can. Get out a few years after the crash.
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Old 03-30-15, 06:42 PM
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For me it would be 'stop buying a bunch of woodworking tools that you'll never use' ... and, 'spend more time and money on adventure-type trips'.
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Old 03-30-15, 07:00 PM
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I'd probably tell myself to put my 1964 Dodge Dart GT convertible, golden anniversary model away instead of selling for $125.00. Then, I would tell myself to buy the 1968 Camaro convertible, 4 speed for the $325.00 the guy was asking for it instead of walking when he wouldn't take $300.00.
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Old 04-01-15, 07:04 PM
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Well, I'll jump on the "buy the right stocks at the right time" bandwagon. I'll toss in:

-Keep your collection of "Rat Fink" stuff. (Just google it kids. Was very popular back in the day)

-Do not let that hazel-eyed brunette get away. Stupid-stupid-stupid!

-And definitely buy a top of the line, steel framed Trek road bike, early 80s. Keep it.
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Old 04-01-15, 08:54 PM
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Buy that '57 T Bird sitting in the weeds with a blown clutch.....for $200.

And go ahead and go for the younger sister.

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Old 04-02-15, 07:38 AM
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Ok we all agree on the stock market advice so other than that it would be, spend more time with your kids, don't worry so much about money and focus on your writing and photography.
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Old 04-02-15, 08:58 AM
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Drop out of state university English degree program and go to a 2yr trade school for plumbing.
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Old 04-03-15, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
... and give your 25 year old self some words of wisdom ... what would they be? This really only applies to people 35 and older, but if you're around 25 years old now, then what would you say to our 10 year younger self?
just shared this pic of myself on FB for TBT from when I was 25. here's a handful of things I'd tell this dumbass 31 yrs ago

- open an IRA (doesn't matter how little you start with)

- start a separate savings account just for your kids, and when you have kids put that money in a college account (doesn't matter how little you start with)

- don't give up your dream job for the girl of your dreams, make her come to you

hope that helps! :-)
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Old 04-03-15, 01:38 PM
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I'd tell myself you are going to have a blast but take up cycling sooner.
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Old 04-03-15, 02:04 PM
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See the world before you settle down. It's a lot harder once mortgages, kids, commitments mount up.
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Old 04-03-15, 03:05 PM
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There's not much I would have to say to myself. My life hasn't been perfect but I've had a lot of fun, I didn't marry and have kids until my late 30s, I've mainly worked at jobs I enjoyed with people I liked (until I was in my mid-50s and let me tell you it sucks to hate your job) and the money took care of itself. Now I work for myself doing stuff I enjoy, my son has turned out to be a nice guy, my wife and I get along fine. Life in my early 60s is not bad except the aging, treacherous body deal.
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Old 04-03-15, 04:59 PM
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At 25 it was too late. But just to play, I'd tell myself to swallow my pride, start over.
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Old 04-04-15, 06:38 AM
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The things that have happened to me up to this point haven't all been golden, for darn sure, but I am not sure I would go back and change anything. One small change that might seem insignificant, or something huge like pulling the Biff would change the outcome of your life so much that you likely wouldn't even recognize yourself. It's a conversation that the wife and I play around with from time to time.

In the spirit of the game, I would have gone back a little further and told myself to sign the line and join the military. It was all I dreamed of being as a child and cannot recall what events changed that. I just know that I pushed the paper back across the table. Had I done so, I would not be with my wonderful wife of 23+ years.
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Old 04-04-15, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
Other than some of the obvious money stuff
If it was "obvious" I wouldn't have to tell my 25-year-old self about it. I definitely wish someone would have sat my young ass down and explained compound interest and retirement accounts in a way that would've made a weekly pre-tax payroll deduction seem like a Smart Thing, rather than just That Thing That Dad Keeps Bugging You About.
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Old 04-04-15, 06:19 PM
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That motorcycle you sold for $800 will be a collectors item some day.
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Old 04-04-15, 06:20 PM
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I would have gone back in to my high school self and said ask Luann out. She likes you.
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Old 04-04-15, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by otg View Post
I'd probably tell myself to put my 1964 Dodge Dart GT convertible, golden anniversary model away instead of selling for $125.00. Then, I would tell myself to buy the 1968 Camaro convertible, 4 speed for the $325.00 the guy was asking for it instead of walking when he wouldn't take $300.00.
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That motorcycle you sold for $800 will be a collectors item some day.
I traded in a 1968 Camaro Convertible for $100. It was was pretty rough, and at that time it was just an old car.
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