posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 05:17 PM
I'm a Boomer born in 1949. Although suffering from a knock-out worst cold in 20 years at the moment (can't talk, can't breathe, hurts to sneeze), I'm
in generally good health. Am I wealthy? Meh? Depends on who's counting. I am comfortable, and I attribute that to being financially conservative.
While my cousins were buying the biggest houses they could, I bought half of what I could have afforded according to the "rules." As a result, mine is
paid off and they're wondering what they're going to do. Use that specific as a general rule and you'll probably be fine. My kids didn't. They wanted
the finest as soon as they could. Now they're underwater. I can't understand it because I taught them to always underestimate revenue and over
estimate expenditures. That's how you get ahead.
However, none of the above is important. Below is what is important,.
You sit there right now, a young person, reading the words of an older guy. Whether you are rolling your eyes or not I don't know, but I do know one
thing for certain:
Tomorrow you'll be an old guy like me.
Time flies and life is what happens to you when you are making other plans. You'll get to be my age and say,
"What the hell just happened?"
And your next milestone is your obituary. So don't screw it up. \
Edit: Changed avatar because 100 was intimidated.
edit on 1/27/2013 by schuyler because: (no reason given)