10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s
A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. The result was spectacular. So first of all, a hearty thank you to all who contributed and helped create this article. While going through the emails what surprised me the most was just how consistent some of the advice was. Below are 10 of the most common themes appearing throughout all of the 600 emails. 1. “I spent my 20s recklessly, but your 30s should be when you make a big financial push. The most common piece of advice — so common that almost every single email said at least something about it — was to start getting your financial house in order and to start saving for retirement… today. There were a few categories this advice fell into: One reader said, “If you are in debt more than 10% of your gross annual salary this is a huge red flag. Gee whiz! And then there were the readers who were just completely screwed by their inability to save in their 30s. 2.