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Asked on 14 Mar 2020

If you had the chance, what would you tell your 20 year old self?

What advice or words of wisdom would you impart to your younger self?

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Brandon Ho
Brandon Ho, Community Lead at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Updated on 23 Mar 2020

Considering how I'm 20 now 😜, I'd tell myself and my peers around me to-

  1. Get my lazy ass off my bed

  2. Stop using social media like Instagram and Twitter so much

  3. Learn more about investing

  4. START INVESTING, as the long runway I have affords me the time to take risks

  5. Start saving more and spending less

  6. Read read read

  7. Set goals for myself financially

Alas, it's way easier to say than to do- but I now know the importance of these things and hence have to start on them. It's all about self-discipline, the earlier you plant the seed, the earlier you can reap its rewards!! (most of the time hahah)​​​

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janedoe
janedoe
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 15 Mar 2020
  1. Health is wealth, take care of yourself now and you will thank yourself in the future

  2. Save as much as you can

  3. Be your own person, do not be influenced by people around you

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Clara Ng
Clara Ng, Community Manager at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Updated on 23 Mar 2020

Read up more! I've done a lot more reading in the past 1 year that would be equivalent to five years' worth of passive reading before. Wished I picked this habit much earlier but hey, better late than never right? :)

Cherish any time that you have with your family now. Once you start working, you spend most of your time at work than you do with your family. This is why working adults love our weekends hahaha.

I also wished I learned about investing earlier.​​​

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Question Poster

23 Mar 2020

What books would you recommend! Have read Think and Grow Rich, The Millionaire Next Door, The New Trading For a Living and next on my list will be Rich Dad Poor Dad. Wouldn't say I'm an active investor who stock pick but will check out The Intelligent Investor one day
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CH
Level 7. Grand Master
Updated on 15 Mar 2020
  1. start planning for retirement

  2. don't simply trust insurance agents

  3. don't trust investment/trading/property/ecommerce courses salesmen

  4. yolo. be who i want to be, not who others want me to be.

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Clement
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 24 Mar 2020

Prepared for the worst to come,invest in yourself and be greedy when others are fearful.

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Buy bitcoin, sell it when it hits 20k.

Apart from that, get attached earlier. Love people faster.

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Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 15 Mar 2020

Do own due diligence in investing

save for the future

spend prudently.

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Start comprehensive financial planning earlier to know my goals and make my money work harder for me.

I share content on estate planning and financial planning here.

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