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Old 03-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #81
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Do it while you can. There will be a time when you wish you had.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #82
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90% of your happiness comes from who you marry, so chose wisely....
GAWD, ain't that true!

20 years ago I was 37 and heading into the roughest period of my life - but I didn't know it. I was ultimately divorced from my childhood sweetheart wife of 20 years. It took 2-1/2 yeras of PAIN and I got REAMED emotionally and financially. It took me years to recover.

Choose them WISELY you younger guys. It ain't about the sex, the money, the kids, if/how you'll raise them, your families, your religions, your ambitions....oh no....it's about ALL that ...and a lot more! Good Luck
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #83
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that I need to contribute all I can into my 401-K, as early as I can....


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Old 03-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #84
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20 years ago i wish i knew the lottery numbers for one week later....
THIS^^^LOL

I actually wish I knew to sign the reenlistment papers for the Army.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #85
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Happiness comes from within, never rely on anyone else to make you happy (that includes spouses).
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #86
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I know now that spending time with your parents and GrandParents can't be done after their gone.
Take the time to know your family elders, you both will be thankful you did!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #87
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These are all really good tips, learned a lot in a few short pages. Considering I was only 8 years old 20 years ago I would have to say there are a lot of things I did not know back then naturally. This is a great topic thanks to everyone who contributed!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #88
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If she/he becomes better looking than when you first walked in..Stop Drinking .. Tell those that matter.. You love them! They'll never get tired of hearing it, and you'll never regret it!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #89
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I just want to say thanks for starting this because I just found out about a Storystick and Evaporust. THANKS!! Definitely will buy these in the future!
YEAH!! Never heard of them, but they sound AWESOME!!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #90
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Study harder right from the beginning in school, dont put things off till the night before they are due.
Buy quality tools, at the bare minimum it shoudl be craftsman. Working at friends houses with their crappy no name tools is an absolute nightmare.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #91
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A wad some powr the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us an' foolish notion.




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Old 03-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #92
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The best advice I ever heard.


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Old 03-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #93
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1. Do you. Be who ever it is that you are.

2. There is not plenty of time to do _________ (fill in the blank with almost anything). Whatever it is that you want to do, do it! If you can't do it at that moment, then make a plan and work until you can.

3. Don't pass judgement on people. Many times you don't realize that you are only a bad decision away from being in the same position as those you have judged.

4. You can't always go with the flow; it is important to know when to fight the current.

5. Before you decide to marry someone, pay attention to their spending habits versus their income and thoroughly review their credit report . If something doesn't seem right, it is far worse than you think.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #94
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Twenty years ago Wow!

Then I was never getting married, since I have the best wife and friend a guy could have. It was luck of the draw chose wisely.
When I met her she told me she was unable to have children but I liked spending time with her so much I asked her to marry me anyway. Since she bore four wonderful children.

So, never say never.

There is a reason god gave us two ears and only one mouth. Listen at LEAST twice as much as you speak. No sense in opening your mouth and proving you a fool, when keeping silent makes 'em wonder or something like that.

There is a reason the best stuff costs more. It is worth it. The trick lies in recognizing the best stuff and skipping the over priced junk.

Learning for the experienced is way cheaper and easier than learning it by your own experience. If an old guy/gal tells you how to do something there is a reason. And if you feel it necessary to complain or tell him/her how, when, where and why, don't expect him/her to help you when it doesn't work out.

If you cant afford the tools or equipment you might not be able to do the job.
I don't loan tools, nor do I expect others to loan me theirs. I will bring my tools to help one fix things but I will expect the same in return. Been burned on this a bunch so I have learned to be "busy' when those who don't know how to return the favor are looking for help.

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that I need to contribute all I can into my 401-K, as early as I can....


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If more people would realize this, retirement would different for those people. And not just a slight difference.

Most people don't realize that 16k invested at age 25 can become ~ 250k by the age of 65. And that is just the return on that 1 year investment of 16k. Now do that on a yearly basis and you will be very well off.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #96
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How much money could be made by storing some old cars, like a couple of Boss 302s, Mach 1s, some Road Runners, etc.[/QUOTE]

Ain't that the truth! I wish i had just half of the solid original muscle cars i bought and sold when i was young!I could retire right now!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #97
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I'm only 25 so this will be things I wish I would have known 10 years ago.

Buy a double edge safety razor and learn how to shave with it. It doesn't irritate your face like the Gillette Mach 7 (or whatever number and blade they're on now). Plus you can get 100 razor blades for under $15 bucks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #98
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When it comes to women, choose one not because you want to go to bed with her, but because you want to wake up next to her.
Great quote!

That's what I did, and still happily married over 20 years.

Most of my buddies are divorced, some more than once.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #99
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Hammers are for hitting things other than nails. If you need to nail somethng, use an air compressor and nail gun.

Get air tools the first time you can use them. Buy the right ones the first time, you'll have them for every time thereafter.

+200 on the biggest compressor you can afford and a nail gun will change your life.

Now I have to buy a story stick.

Thank you
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #100
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Don't hang with dummies.....Because you will become one.
Flip side. Being one of the smartest kids in the class is not a bad thing.
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