Finance Advice to Our Younger Selves | MHFI 198

Doug and Carl reflect on their paths to financial independence and discuss the advice they would have given their younger selves.  Topics include college education/career paths, early savings, retirement account contributions, index fund investing, flexibility across different investments, strong work ethic, resilience, and of course… asparagus.

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0:00 Introduction

1:17 Education & alternate career paths

6:35 Carl’s first post-college job

10:29 Doug’s early career jobs

15:51 Early investing experiences

20:19 Rich vs. wealthy

25:25 Investment strategies & lessons

33:42 Importance of work ethic

38:07 Final thoughts & advice

42:05 Soundcheck – Hangover cure