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Posted: 8/28/2005 9:19:44 PM EDT
Are you ahead or behind the power curve when it comes to your life. At your current age d0 you think you would be further along ahead in life. At age 40, im divorced, have a house,two cars with 100 + K miles, and broke. I want other things but cant get ahead no matter how hard I work. Alot of people say fix and sell the house,but I worked to damn hard to get it.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:24:07 PM EDT
I'm only 21, but it sure seems like everybody else my age has a much better job and more toys than I do. I can't seem to find a good enough job to buy many of the toys I want.

Not that I have it bad or anything. Just seems like most others my age make more money than I do.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:25:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:25:47 PM EDT
in some aspects im ahead, yet in some aspects im behind.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:26:04 PM EDT
I would have hoped I would be further ahead but I've been way off worse so its tough to complain. Patty
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:26:29 PM EDT
I'm 23, have a great job, toys, but really really wish I had a stable place to live. Renting sucks, I need a house. But besides that I'm on par with the curve.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:27:29 PM EDT
I dunno...
Where should I be?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:29:51 PM EDT
Well when I was small I thought by my age of 30, I would be the ruler of some island republic, so I went back to college. I'm not going to rule out the island nation though.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:29:54 PM EDT
After having a bunch of stuff stolen, and the wife's bouncing around from job to job and the debt repayment, I have a lot fewer toys than I started with, and a delayed re-acquisistion schedule.

That said, we kept the roof over our heads, out cars <knocks on wood> should last until we're out of the plan, our baby is happy and healthy <knock knock>, and we still love each other.

I'm not gonna bitch too loudly. I know folks in worse.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:34:43 PM EDT
Compared to the dreams of my youth?

Oh get real. The only way I'd be where I thought I'd be is if I won the lottery 20 years back, cured cancer, built a stairway to the moon and invented a pill that made everyone skinny and perfectly tone.

I'm 42, and I'm nowhere near where I'd thought I would be in life. Then again my outlook on life itself has changed so that I have new priorities.

I'm doing pretty damned good, and I'd wager that in my world, you'd consider yourself as doing pretty damned good as well.

Just a thought.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:42:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 9:44:27 PM EDT by motown_steve]
I'm better off financially and professionally than I imagined, and I have alot more guns than I ever imagened too. The biggest difference between where I am and where I thought I'd be is that I am not married. This probably explains why I have more money, guns and a better career than I thought I would.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:44:08 PM EDT
I'm not retired yet
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:48:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 10:10:59 PM EDT by Bob1984]
I'm 20 and way behind, I just don't really care about it anymore. Graduated HS and all that of course (any idiot with a pulse can do that), still looking for a job (so far I've had 2) and working on getting my driver's license because I live in a democratic socialist state that makes that shit hard when you're a regular idiot white guy like me. I'm stuck in a rut and it's because of where I live and because my parents aren't too keen on helping me with shit. I guess they're busy with their own things, a lot of it is stuff they can't help. I'm not even considering college because of the kind of financial burden it would impose. I've already got medical shit wrong with me (and yes, it precludes me from miltary service which is what I wanted to do). I know on the surface of things I'm not as bad off as I could be, but my life is close enough to being a catch-22 because I'm not really in a position to advance myself to where I should be. Sure, I have the basic necessities, but I should be doing more at my age. Basically, what I really need is some kind of serious help to get out of the rut I'm in, but I've only got myself, so I'll have to find a way somehow. I don't really have any friends, what can I say, I'm a loner. I know people define their own realities and such, but there's a great many things that are beyond our control, especially for me given my age. I turn 21 on September 4th. It's not like I can just up and start moving forward with my life. That whole job and driver's license thing sort of gets in the way. The one thing I have plenty of is money, about $1200 in savings because I am very good at saving money. I don't have any real talents besides the ability to make and interpret blueprints and the ability to sew and cook fairly well. I do have a genuine love of weapons, I wish I could do something along those lines, but I think I need to worry about taking care of one thing at a time so I can get to a point where I can really start thinking about big long-term goals.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:53:02 PM EDT
There was a 'are you happy?' thread a few back... should cross-tabulate the results of that one with this one.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:56:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob1984:
<snip>The one thing I have plenty of is money, about $1200 in savings because I am very good at saving money.<snip>



?? I'm only 21 with minimal bills and 1200 seems like very little to me. I'm used to having at least 4000+ in my checking account. I was unemployed for a short while and had some unexpected things come up and it took me down to about 1000 bucks and I felt dead broke. It's slowly building up again but I still don't feel comfortable.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 10:59:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By codyXdeath:

Originally Posted By Bob1984:
<snip>The one thing I have plenty of is money, about $1200 in savings because I am very good at saving money.<snip>



?? I'm only 21 with minimal bills and 1200 seems like very little to me. I'm used to having at least 4000+ in my checking account. I was unemployed for a short while and had some unexpected things come up and it took me down to about 1000 bucks and I felt dead broke. It's slowly building up again but I still don't feel comfortable.



I know what you mean, it's just that I don't really need money very much at this point in my life, luckily. I know I'm pretty unusual for someone in this age range. $1200 is a good number for me personally. Sure beats $200.
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