Since you have a degree in engineering, I'm going to make the assumption that you are a fairly analytical, disciplined, work-oriented person. You are likely to become more so the longer you work in your field.In addition to the actual investing advice offered by everyone, I'd like to encourage you to, when the time comes, select your spouse carefully. We know any number of people who married someone who was strongly the artist type--a nice diversion from being surrounded by engineering types, but generally didn't work long-term. Divorce is very costly, especially when there are kids involved.Doesn't mean you are limited to engineers; just be sure that your fundamental values and perspectives are compatible.Kathleen(For example: Biological son born a month later than planned because of a business trip. Second child was adopted so that, among other things, we could guarantee a girl. The careful, methodical approach works well for both of us.)
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