Thanks for a great article!

Like you, I had no role models for how to build personal wealth. Coming from a working class family background I mostly had counter examples. But at least those gave me a vision of what I didn't want.

It took me longer than you to get serious about wealth building. In my earlier years (I graduated university in 1972) I thought it was enough to keep debt to a minimum (graduated with little debt that I paid off within a couple of months) and live at or below my income. In the meantime, as an undiagnosed autistic, I was busy figuring our who I was and how I fit into the world. It wasn't until I was in my late forties that I finally got serious about building a financial cushion for retirement.

Now that I'm retired, my "job" is to manage and invest my assets. So far so good. I've enjoyed this recent down market. It has enabled me to improve the quality of my holdings at reasonable prices. (If you are interested I wrote about it here: https://wire.insiderfinance.io/improving-your-investments-in-this-down-market-667f79be004c)

I read most of your articles and find them thought provoking.

I wish you well.

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Septuagenarian Autistic/Asperger with HSP and OCD tendencies. Does math for fun. Endlessly curious about connectedness of nature, from stars to trees to bugs.

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Elder Taoist

Elder Taoist

Septuagenarian Autistic/Asperger with HSP and OCD tendencies. Does math for fun. Endlessly curious about connectedness of nature, from stars to trees to bugs.