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What are your goals?
Posted by jimbeam on 2/1 at 11:59 am
Kind of an open ended question I guess. I know a lot of you save a large percentage for retirement. Are you planning to retire rich? Early? Be. Able to travel once retired? Open your own business?

With that said, when saving at high amounts, what kind of lifestyle do you live? Do you think it's worth sacrificing now for much better down the road? Especially with uncertainty thrown in there?

Just a college student trying to get ideas for my financial future



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Posted by OnTheBrink on 2/1 at 12:03 pm to jimbeam
quote:

Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.



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Posted by LSUTOM07 on 2/1 at 12:06 pm to OnTheBrink

quote:

Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.


Do now what other wont, so you can live tomorrow like others cant



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Posted by Cold Pizza on 2/1 at 12:07 pm to jimbeam
1) To be able to buy whatever I want without having to worry about paying for it. Obviously this only works if you don't have expensive tastes and a gold digging wife/gf/mistress.

2) To reach retirement age and have the option of retiring, or working full-time, or anything in between.

3) Two chicks at the same time, man! frickin' aye.


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Posted by Draconian Sanctions on 2/1 at 12:27 pm to jimbeam
You just need to do what's best for you. I enjoyed myself a lot in my 20's and even though I could have more money and be farther along in my career at this point I don't regret it for one second because I have some awesome memories and life experiences. Nobody is promised tomorrow.

I'm not saying live like you're going to die tomorrow but enjoy your life. No matter how much you save, you can't take it with you.


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Posted by guttata on 2/1 at 12:52 pm to Draconian Sanctions
I've always thought that as long as I can buy anything I want, within reason, without having to change my lifestyle, or worry about bills, that would be my goal.
I contribute to my retirement every month, but I, by no means, am as motivated as some of the people on this board. What's the point of making a good income if you don't have fun spending gas you go. I'd much rather live comfortably while I'm you get than have a lot of money saved up and be too old to have any fun.



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Posted by Vols&Shaft83 on 2/1 at 1:13 pm to OnTheBrink
Another Ramsey disciple, love it


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Posted by Teddy Ruxpin on 2/1 at 2:39 pm to jimbeam
Goals:

1) Max out 401k, ROTHs etc.

2) Enjoy myself in the now, I could be dead 20 years before my planned retirement.

3) Travel to foreign lands once a year.

4) Accomplish 2 and 3 by not buying electronics every year, cars, and skipping out on all those little pointless Tchotchkes people buy and fill their house with.

I live life to experience things, not to accumulate stuff.


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Posted by jso0003 on 2/1 at 2:51 pm to Teddy Ruxpin
Contribute at least 20% of gross towards retirement accounts.

Identify what things in life you dont really care about and minimize costs in this area... for example driving a Honda til the wheels fall off vs leasing a new bimmer every 3 years.

Identify what things you DO care about and dont be afraid to spend a little extra on them... for example traveling or building your dream home.

The key is balance. You shouldnt live large in every category of your budget but you cant pinch pennies in every category either

"Moderation in everything, neither abstinence nor excess breeds virtue" -Voltaire



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Posted by Lookin4Par on 2/1 at 3:09 pm to jimbeam
I save a lot.
I spend a lot.
I eat a lot.
I drink a lot.
I travel a lot.
I work a lot.

I want to continue doing all of those things except for the last.



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Posted by Teddy Ruxpin on 2/1 at 3:10 pm to jso0003
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Identify what things in life you dont really care about and minimize costs in this area... for example driving a Honda til the wheels fall off vs leasing a new bimmer every 3 years.


I got this covered. My Honda is a 1996 DX two door standard transmission.



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Posted by Zach on 2/1 at 4:47 pm to jimbeam
Shoot below 90 at golf.
Leave a nice looking corpse.



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Posted by VABuckeye on 2/1 at 9:58 pm to Zach
Fish
Play the guitar
Laugh at the bar with my friends
Go home to my wife
Pray the next day I can do it all over again



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Posted by TigerintheNO on 2/2 at 3:22 am to Zach
twins


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Posted by Powerman on 2/2 at 7:32 am to jimbeam
My goals for now are to be able to put 15% in 401K and max out my IRA

401K is my conservative plan and IRA is hyper aggressive

My short term goals are to

1: be debt free (still have a little left on the car at low interest so I'm just going to pay it off on schedule, not early)

2: Have enough in liquid savings to get by for 18 months without work (this I know is going to take me a considerable amount of time)

I want to have a large stockpile of cash in savings.



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Posted by LSUwag on 2/2 at 10:13 am to jimbeam
1) Pay off my home

2) Remain debt free

3) Double my 401K by the time I retire.

4) Stay healthy

5) Send son to college at an SEC University

6) Survive my wife who is in menopause.

7) Buy a Mustang GT as a toy.

These are not necessarily in order.



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Posted by Cholo on 2/2 at 10:19 am to LSUwag
Save enough money to where I'm not worried about retirement.

Spend enough money to where I get to experience life.



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Posted by drewnbrla on 2/2 at 11:44 am to Cold Pizza
quote:

What are your goals?


OT Baller status



And, as already said by Cold Pizza, two chicks at the same time man. I figure if I had OT Baller status I could make that happen because chicks dig dudes with money.



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Posted by matthew25 on 2/2 at 12:09 pm to drewnbrla
I heard this from a retired magistrate many years ago, and it has been my mantra:

"55 and out"


I will do whatever it takes to retire at 55, and live anyway I wish. Maybe get an RV and follow Ole Miss football games, like I see 300-400 other slackers do every fall season.



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Posted by Weaver on 2/2 at 10:03 pm to jimbeam
Might be dumb but not planning for the future. Lost my mom to cancer at 60 and not married nor have kids. I will be working for the rest of my life in some capacity if I am not stricken with some disease. I have a few hundred thousand but beyond that trying to enjoy things now.


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