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But it sure ticks me off that no one taught me anything about building wealth before it was almost too late. And it isn’t rocket science, so it makes me feel pretty dumb that I didn’t figure it out sooner for myself.

Yeah. I consider myself incredibly fortunate that two things happened early in my career:

1) I had a grad school class where the professor had The Motley Fool listed as one of his favorite web sites.

2) I “survived” an event where the vast majority of my department got laid off or outsourced.

Nothing like having the right tool available at the right time as an incredibly important life lesson smacks you in the face.

Life would have wound up much differently were it not for those two things happening at almost the exact same time.

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