What's the worst advice you've ever taken?
And did you realized before acting upon it .......?
My father was big on saving, but my mother wasn't. My father opened a savings account for me when I was eight years old and tried to teach me the value of not spending everything you get.
I distinctly remember a moment in high school when I really wanted to purchase something, but didn't have any cash. My mother reminded me of my savings account, saying that the money was there to be spent if I needed it.
Now that I think about, her advice wasn't all that bad. I mean, if I REALLY needed the money it was there. My interpretation of her advice is what got me in trouble. I began to rationalize my wants into needs and ten years of savings was gone in no time. As a result, at 35, I'm just now able to hang onto a little money in my savings.
Looking back, I suppose I knew what she meant, but I was looking for any excuse to spend money.
Thhe worst advice I have ever taken was that I did not need a lawyer after a severe car accident. I really respected this person because they have dealt with a lot of car accidents (from the medical side of things). One should be very careful when dealing with family in legal or business matters.
by Beth Perry 5 years ago
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by skisy 8 years ago
What's the worst piece of advice you've ever followed?
by Sp Greaney 6 years ago
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by Brittanie Anne 6 years ago
I'm curious to see if many people made the same mistakesI think the one piece of advice I wish I had taken was not to smoke cigarettes. I;m still trying to kick the habit.
by grinnin1 7 years ago
If you are over 40, what 3 pieces of advice would you have for your 20 year old self?
by Laura Schneider 4 years ago
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