Career/Finance Advice needed

Last Update: April 24, 2014

Seeing that we are all entrepreneurs here in WA, I am gathering some information to create a page for my website - - through the question below. You don’t have to disclose anything personal that you are not comfortable with. I only ask for sincere and general comments to build some content on this idea. I don’t have a title yet but when I get it publish, I will let each of you know. The question is;

If you have the chance to turn back the clock, what are your advice or what would you have done differently 10 years ago in terms of career choice and financial planning?

Thank you in advance.

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Freedomseekr Premium
Well, ten years ago, I would have opened my eyes and realized what's truly important to myself and spent more time with my family. Especially my daughter since she was still growing up at the time, now she's grown up and moved out. It seemed I was always working at my day job, which I didn't like much at that time either, but felt there was nothing else out there.

If only I knew what I know now, I would've gone out and gotten a computer back then. Ten years ago, I thought I'd never have any use for a computer, lol. It wasn't until one evening in '08, while visiting my parents and brother when a little newspaper ad for a free seminar was pointed out to me. Since it mentioned work from home, well, that got my interest. And, well, to make a long story short, here I am now.

Anyways, those are at least two things I can think of that I'd probably do differently, but then again our past experiences and mistakes are what makes us who we are now.

Best wishes :) -Sherry
Damien Lane Premium
Ten years ago Cathy, I was running around like a mad entrepreneur - Making & investing & spending buckets of money.

Borrowing hundreds of thousands of $ at a time like it was ordering pizza. My bank account was rapidly growing, though I had forgotten 'why' I was a stock pilling currency & was now just on the treadmill without a reason.

If I was back there now, I would tell myself to stop / work out what's really important / how much do I really need & how to balance rest & play as I go about my business.

KatieMac Premium
I would have loved to have discovered WA and started this journey sooner, for it has given me a great opportunity to build a good online business
DBSTAR Premium
I definitely would have bought less material things, like shoes, bags etc... I would have invested even more in travelling. I would not have sold my apartment at the seaside with a plan to buy another one, in a different place, which I never managed to. With today's knowledge I would have invested differently in the Stockmarket.... But on the whole i am quite happy with the choices I made.
If we were talking 30 years ago, that would have been a different story
Jaweda2k Premium
You know what is funny? There used to be a time when I would have gladly gone back in time to give myself some advise. However, I have now learned that everything happened to me for a reason and I would not go back and change anything. Sure, sometimes I still daydream about some "what ifs" but in the end I am very happy to be where I am, despite all of my troubles. I see my troubles as lessons in life that I needed to learn to help me have a better life, so in the end I am now thankful for all of the trouble and or mistakes I have made along the way.