Some of you may not be old enough to answer this question, but do your best!
Do you plan things in life? Like, plan ahead. Set goals and timeframes for achieving those goals?
I have one. I'm at the next step in my employment, I have to go drive the armored truck tomorrow. I just wish they'd let me start my licensing so I could get some money coming in. I feel like a bum without a job. Anyway, I don't know if I can do it on the 1800 a month I'll take home from this job, but I sure can get the ball rolling. Living is pretty cheap here, if you know what to do.
By Christmas 2010, I plan to drive away from a lot in a 2010 Camaro. It will probably be gently used. It will probably be the V6 one, because that has 300hp and honestly, that's enough. I hope my car survives. I probably won't trade it in, because it's worthless. I may keep it as an emergency car, I may do terrible things to it and make it a little truck so I can haul stuff. That sounds like a good plan! Cheaper than getting a truck AND a Camaro! The Camaro isn't an absolute, there's a godlike version of the Ford Fusion that I really like as well. They're close in price when they're new, so it's a toss up for now.
Anyway...in addition to all that, I plan to have a nice place to live. I have found nice apartments in a good area, for reasonable rent. I would rather pay that money each month to own a house, even if I have to fix it up. Because if I go far out enough, my house will appreciate as the city expands, and when I've made it nice, I can sell it for a lot of money and do it all over again.
These things must take precedence over gun collections and martial arts, though I want to go back to TKD and earn my black belt. I was so close before...
I must do this now. If I am to make a fortune, even a modest one so that I may live comfortably, retire well, travel a bit, and eventually send a child to college, I must start now. There can be no more procrastination. And I want to get that Camaro to pick up chicks before I become that creepy old guy at the car shows.
I should pull a Stalin and make this my five year plan. But then I'll be 30 and that's too old!
Got any plans? How do you plan to implement them?
When I do my plans, there will be "Buying Land with Revile" and "How To Not Get Robbed By A Car Salesman" threads forthcoming.