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Old 09-17-2007, 08:52 AM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I would have bought real estate instead of spending it on college tuition. It would have been a much better investment.

Live the life you want to live....NOW. Don't wait for retirement. You may or may not live that long. Why wait? Career ain't all it's cracked up to be. I never heard of ANYONE on their deathbed saying, "I wish I would have put more time and energy into my career."

For more thoughts along this line, read my post on another thread. #15


PS: LauraC...Thanks for sharing your story.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:29 PM
Location: louisiana
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LauraC,thanks for sharing the story. it was great !!
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Location: southern california
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Originally Posted by Love2Travel View Post
If you had to do it all over again, retirees, what would you do differently? What 'smarts' can you share with this single, mid-career professional?
i have never been this healthy this fit this smart this talented, this rich and this savy.
buckets of personal power.
59 works for me.
it took me everyday and every minute of it to get to this place.
if you knew where i came from, and how far i had to travel, mainly all the way from the slums of houston,
you too could appreciate this sweet moment.
praise god.

stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:46 AM
Location: The Outer Limits
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I would have studied a stringed instrument instead of percussion.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:55 PM
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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We would have started saving a lot more earlier on. Gone without the fad gagets everyone had to have.

A good friend of ours is 68 and was still working and commuting. He was just ready to retire and was diagnosed with pancreatic/ liver cancer. His odds are not favorable for surviving more than a year.

Save, but live your life as well.
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