It’s been one hell of a ride. In 2008 I accepted a job that changed my life. Granted, I was only 22 at the time so it didn’t take much.
Fast forward to today. I’m moving back to the US after living abroad for the last eight years. These are some things that I’ve learned:
Knowledge is power. Read more and watch less TV.
You can miss out on the greatest stock buying opportunity of your generation, and still become financially independent.
Pay attention to your friends and who you spend time with. They help shape you, for better or worse.
You will often reflect on the past, so listen to your heart and do what you believe in.
You can’t change the past, so embrace what events have shaped you into the person you are today.
Spend money on what’s important. Invest the rest.
There is a marginal utility of money. Understand when you have enough.
Judge yourself by your own goals, not what your peers seem to be doing.
One lifetime is relatively short, so don’t give up your time so willingly.
And most importantly, question everything.