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This post is a little old (I'm 24 now), but it gives my basic backstory:
Congratulations, grasshopper! I avoided this thread cuz I'm looking back over decades and my net worth did one heckuva loop-de-loop over that timeframe.
You are in a rare position for having started so early, and will be able to enjoy a greater percentage of your life than most.
A word of caution from this end of the 20-something semi-retirement party: don't let your guard down for a single, solitary minute. Sounds like "doh!" advice, but in our 20s and 30s, having already reached such heights, we can be a little more easily tempted than those who had to struggle a bit longer than we did.
When Wendell Phillips said, "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" he meant it in the political sense, and it is often interpreted in that same frame. But if you consider that we can have no freedom in politics if we have no personal freedom, eternal vigilance begins with our own lives ... our own destinies.
Good luck on the rest of your journney.

I'm InLivingColor
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