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    Hypothetical Question??? If you could...

    I'm awake because my stomach woke me up, that's one of the fun things about getting older.

    I was sitting here thinking about a conversation with my Son and wondered, "If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would it be?" I ask because the advice I give my Son is based upon my view of his strengths and weaknesses and his personality. I would advise my Son differently of course than I would advise myself.

    So, what would it be?

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    Two pieces of advice I'd have for younger me, one would be about women the other would be to have stayed in the Navy, or maybe pick a different branch all together.

    And there's probably a few vehicles I'd have told myself not to buy along the way.

    And don't wait until 40 to buy a motorcycle.

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    Double tappage….
    Last edited by THCDDM4; 04-18-24 at 07:40.
    We interrupt this programme to bring you an important news bulletin: the suspect in the Happy Times All-Girl Glee Club slaying has fled the scene and has managed to elude the police. He is armed and dangerous, and has been spotted in the West Side area, armed with a meat cleaver in one hand and his genitals in the other...

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    Think about the people in your life, you are as good or bad, successful or unsuccessful as the people you spend your life with.

    Don’t waste your time at college- learn sales and basic accounting and open a business ASAP instead.

    Invest every penny you can into appreciating assets as quickly as possible- heaviest emphasis on real estate & land, dollar cost average monthly buys on gold & silver, bitcoin and a handful of stocks.

    Learn about these accounts and plans and structures asap to utilize with your business and real estate holdings and income to avert as many taxes as possible and leverage living benefits of whole life insurance plans to your advantage :

    Solo account
    Roth Account
    Golden account
    Coverdell account
    HSA bank account
    501(k)
    702(j)
    770 account

    Money is movement-> get in front of the movement and you will capitalize on positive and negative movements alike. Money movement is cyclical and historical analysis can show you the trends that will lead to better choices. **** financial advisors, learn to be in control of your own fate and money.

    Learn everything possible about money and finance at the earliest you can understand it. They don’t teach you anything of value for a fiscally healthy life in school, you’ve gotta learn it on your own!
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    We interrupt this programme to bring you an important news bulletin: the suspect in the Happy Times All-Girl Glee Club slaying has fled the scene and has managed to elude the police. He is armed and dangerous, and has been spotted in the West Side area, armed with a meat cleaver in one hand and his genitals in the other...

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    To quote the book title, "don't swear the small stuff....and it's all small stuff."

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    Generally speaking, I wouldn't have any better advice for myself than what my parents offered when I was young. Some I listened to, some not so much. I doubt I would be any more interested in listening to advice from an older me. That said, if I went back in time with something like a sports almanac or a binder full of financial historical charts, I am 100% certain a young me would be all ears.

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    it's not like I didn't know I was being a dumb-ass or lazy, so advice is kind of wasted. I got good advice, I just ignored it. Maybe "Listen to the advice, we aren't kidding....".

    Of course taking any advice would have to change where I ended up, and I'm pretty happy with my life. Society- I'm not so Happy with.
    The Second Amendment ACKNOWLEDGES our right to own and bear arms that are in common use that can be used for lawful purposes. The arms can be restricted ONLY if subject to historical analogue from the founding era or is dangerous (unsafe) AND unusual.

    It's that simple.

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    Take better care of your back!
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    Go get a trade, screw college.
    If you want to do something for a living, do it regardless of what your parents think.
    Donít get a credit card
    If the whisky isnít good enough to drink neat, itís not worth drinking.
    Never miss a chance to sleep on the ground under the stars
    Invest 51% of every dollar
    Save and buy a house as soon as possible. Theyíre only going to get more expensive.
    Donít waste time on woman that arenít willing to make you a priority, but you also need to make them a priority.


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    I would try and change some of the things I did that unintentionally impacted other people. Other than that, I'm of the mindset that even if you make different decisions you will also probably make different mistakes.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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