One of my students had a gray hair today! What is the big deal? He is fourteen (14) years old! Why does this have anything to do with personal finance? There is an entire industry which markets their hair dye products to us day and night. What is wrong with gray hair? In many cultures, the older generation is admired for their wisdom, experience and knowledge.
What is wrong with getting old? I would rather have gray hair than no hair! Getting gray hair just means that your hair follicle is no longer producing melanin. As we get older, we lose the pigment in our hair. Gray hair is just one indication you are old. I cannot run the mile in less than four (4) minutes and I do not need to anyway. I can still do a lot of other things very well. I live a very active lifestyle; enjoy my career and have enough money to live well in retirement. Old age is not so bad!
Many of the old people I know are happy and retired! They achieved what everyone is looking for, happiness! Maybe you should ask how they did it rather than ignoring them. Not every old person achieved success, but many did. I can identify the best or my favorite articles of the week. This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
Redeeming Riches – Should I pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Retire by 40 –Quit or Get Fired?
Smart on Money – Before You Retire: Are You Building Your Assets?
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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. You can learn a lot from old gray haired people! Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Gray Hair Edition.
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