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Sep 30, 2022 19:23:17   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
A gold medal poster child for the value achieved from a strong work ethic.
How refreshing to have a member of the younger generation trade the nanny state for personal responsibility.
I wish her nothing but continued success!

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Sep 30, 2022 22:00:30   #
crafterwantabe Loc: Mn
 
Good for her!!!!

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Sep 30, 2022 23:00:13   #
Michael1079 Loc: Indiana
 
Well deserved praise for this young woman and best wishes for her continued success. With that work ethic I believe she will go far! God bless her!

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Oct 1, 2022 00:14:09   #
fantom Loc: Colorado
 
home brewer wrote:
My 19 year old grand daughter just bought a 3 bed room 1 1/2 bath house on a basement with attached 1 car garage
She started working at 15. At 16 she was opening a gas station and then going to high school. She paid cash for her first car at age 17. When the pandmic hit and shut down school her reaction was to ask for more hours at the gas station. She graduated from high school at 17 and started working two 30 hour / week jobs because she was too young to work full time.
At 18 she started working at places that paid more and offered full time. She was promoted at both places. One place is 40/ week the other is 20 hours. Now that she has the house she can cut back on hours at the part time job. She has enough money in the bank to buy a new furnace if required.

She did this all with her own money. She has been saving since she was in grade school.
I just hope that the economy does not do her in
My 19 year old grand daughter just bought a 3 bed ... (show quote)


Good for her.

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Oct 1, 2022 07:38:49   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
Dannj wrote:
I do admire this young lady’s ambition but I also think she’s missed a lot. There’s a lot to be said for social contact and just having some fun. But we all have to travel our own path.


You cannot make that judgment. Take a look at all those who had what you seem to think is essential and how some of them turned out.

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Oct 1, 2022 09:44:37   #
Dannj
 
traderjohn wrote:
You cannot make that judgment. Take a look at all those who had what you seem to think is essential and how some of them turned out.


It’s not a judgement, it’s an OPINION. Nowhere have I used the word “essential” in my comment nor have I said “all”. My OPINION is that a healthy lifestyle includes a MIX of positive components of which hard work, earning a living, social activities, awareness of the needs of others and just plain fun. This young lady appears to have focused her teen years, important years in becoming an adult, on herself. I’m not chastising nor condemning her, just stating my OPINION.

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Oct 1, 2022 09:57:39   #
Schoee Loc: Europe
 
Dannj wrote:
It’s not a judgement, it’s an opinion. Nowhere have I used the word “essential” and in my comment nor have I said “all”. My OPINION is that a healthy lifestyle includes a MIX of positive components of which hard work, earning a living, social activities, awareness of the needs of others and just plain fun. This young lady appears to have focused her teen years, important years in becoming an adult, on herself. I’m not chastising nor condemning her, just stating my OPINION.


Well said

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Oct 1, 2022 10:44:28   #
Dannj
 
Schoee wrote:
Well said


Thank you.

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Oct 2, 2022 11:12:19   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
I do hope your granddaughter's plans include college so that she can take courses that will help her as an entrepeneur/developer. She certainly has the drive.

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Oct 2, 2022 12:47:06   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
High school burned her out, but she is talking about nursing. Her goal for the last 5 or more years was buy a house as soon as she could. Right now she is working about 70 hours a week. I worked 45 to 55 in engineering some months but never the schedule she is doing. I at least had a fantastic wife and home made beer to calm me down. Her drive seems to scare most people her age; although she has lots of friends from work and family that are helping her do a deep clean and paint the house before she moves in about 2 to 3 weeks.

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Oct 2, 2022 12:50:24   #
Smudgey Loc: Ohio, Calif, Now Arizona
 
Proof, that it can be done if you are willing to work and are goal oriented, she will probably be a millionaire at 30.

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