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Started by girgawyn, September 10, 2018, 10:48:43 AM
Quote from: girgawyn on September 10, 2018, 02:28:26 PMYou make a very good point Leigh. I was just doing the math and even just waiting a few years to buckle down and save will cost me a huge sum of money when I retire. Thanks for the insight![/quoteYou are welcome, and you are wise.I'll be honest with you. I have never in all of my life, seen a generation travel and travel well, like your generation. Do you know that I'm 57, very well off financially, and I am still waiting to take that grand tour of Italy? "The Horrors!" you may think...but no...we take a great beach vacay every summer, go to disney once or twice a year, eat out at very nice restaurants but...we fully fund our 401Ks, invest in rental property and have our eye on the prize. You generation is grabbing the prize now and using it, eating it, drinking it, driving it...and I can't understand why yall can't wait just a bit and get yourself in a safe, solid, financial footing and THEN indulged a bit. If you can pull back and make that choice for 40 year old you...now...then in just a few years, a VERY few years, when you are 40, you will be sooo very happy and content and secure in your thoughts towards the future. Your friends, maybe not so much. That's when I generally see people say, "Oh, crap, what are we going to do?" What a unique and wonderful opportunity you have!
Quote from: TacosAndBurritos on January 15, 2019, 08:45:55 AMThey don't have to be expensive, but the frequency makes it expensive. Brunch every weekend + happy hour + music festival. At my old job there would be folks who live paycheck to paycheck just to splurge on the weekend or go on the weekend trip. Even in Mexico, go to a club on a Friday...people buying bottles. When the fast forward 8 days later, they're asking for a loan.Remember, if you can see/feel it...it didn't happen.