I have never been big on birthdays. It just always felt that there wasn’t any difference between the day before the big day and the birthday itself. But for me, this year is different. I just turned 50 according to the Hebrew date. My Facebook birthday isn’t for another week and a half. Maybe it’s a combination of coronavirus, of the feeling that the United States has lost being a beacon of freedom and democracy in such a short time period and is looking like it will implode in the next few months, and of the fact that locally, there appears to be little leadership in dealing with our most pressing issues. But I am worried. My oldest daughter noticed and said, “Abba, you are always so optimistic! Is it your birthday or everything else that has you so pessimistic?”
好的,足够自己沮丧的事。道德的脂肪hers (5:24) when discussing various ages it says, “At 50 able to give counsel.” Commentators point out that the reason for this is that at 50 one has a wealth of life experience and can be a source of advice and mentorship to younger people. The fact is, I have always given advice, but now it’s sanctioned. How cool is that!
When it comes to money, people often tell me that had they just done such and such, they would be millionaires by now. If all you do is look back with regret, it’s going to be hard to solve problems moving forward. Personally, I have made a fair share of investing mistakes, but I always try and remember those mistakes so as not to repeat them. That’s how to achieve financial security. Everyone makes money mistakes; the skill is to learn from them.
Look forward as well. Where do you want to be in 5-10 years? Take some time to just sit and think. In today’s fast-paced, instant gratification culture, taking a few minutes just to think is unheard of. Start jotting down some short, medium, and long-term goals and speak with a financial professional to figure out how you can achieve those goals.
Use the experience gained with age, so you can have a brighter financial future.
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