Author Topic: what would you tell an early 30s north american man to do with his life?  (Read 2415 times)

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Exercise and stay in shape, eat healthy, don't drink too much, read a lot and never stop learning. Save as much money as you can and try to find a job you can enjoy.

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Exercise and stay in shape, eat healthy, don't drink too much, read a lot and never stop learning. Save as much money as you can and try to find a job you can enjoy.

Nailed it, bud. It's all right there.

Admittedly I haven't always done a great job on the "don't drink too much" part ... lol

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Admittedly I haven't always done a great job on the "don't drink too much" part ... lol

I thought it was a typo.

don't drink too much
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Re: what would you tell an early 30s north american man to do with his life?
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2020, 05:41:50 AM »
My only advice is something that my father told me when I was young, but took me a number of years to internalize; namely, poor has less to do with how much money one earns than it does with how one spends one's money.  Remaining as debt-free as possible will go a long way toward happiness. If possible, you want to be on the interest earning instead of the interest paying side of the equation.

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Re: what would you tell an early 30s north american man to do with his life?
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »

lol i do appreciate every reply in this. i checked a reddit thread once on "ask an old person for advice" and a consistent answer was "keep your health because if your health is poor at 50, nothing else will matter."


My only advice is something that my father told me when I was young, but took me a number of years to internalize; namely, poor has less to do with how much money one earns than it does with how one spends one's money.  Remaining as debt-free as possible will go a long way toward happiness. If possible, you want to be on the interest earning instead of the interest paying side of the equation.

yup, on that, i have lived in smaller places for a long time, and seeing the size of north american houses is just crazy to me. they feel really poorly planned and full of wasted space inside and out. i cant believe how much people pay for these pointless mansions that put a noose of debt around their neck.

most peoples grandparents here lived in houses a fraction of the size of the houses now and with more family inside.