Thursday, March 5, 2009

You are the Result of your Choices

I have recently become fascinated with the show "Being Erica". If you have never heard of it, it is about a woman named Erica who is given opportunities to go back in time and relive situations that she has grown to regret. At the end of each show she reflects on the opportunity, and it seams (the show is only 3 episodes in) that her life isn't changing that much.

Anyway, I got yo thinking....

What choices have I made in my (financial) life that I regret and would change if I could?

I regret

1. Getting the second degree
2. Not fighting for the job I really wanted after I graduated with the first degree
3. My choice in career
4. Living off my credit cards in college

I try not to dwell on the past, what's done is done, but where is Doc Brown when you need him? (Back to the Future for those who didn't know)


What would you change?


  1. I regret:
    1) going on a spending rampage last summer
    2) not studying harder for the LSAT (if I had gotten a higher score, I could've gotten some scholarship money)

    I saw a... um, my memory fails me. What is that car called that Doc Brown drives? Well, I saw one of those the other day. So maybe he's around somewhere ;)

  2. im glad i found your blog! i regret dropping out of school...twice! now im really behind but feel grateful to have another oppurtunity and know this time i am sticking to it!

  3. I regret bringing a sophomore to my junior prom. What was I thinking?!

  4. Sunflower - It was a DeLorean.

    I had to look at the back on the (VHS) box to get the spelling right.

  5. I really want to see Being Erica, but all I've ever seen are the commercials for it. I love that sort of thing and would totally go back and do things differently.

    Financial things?

    1. Don't take a year off after high school. Work and go to school instead. Then I'd have been spending the money on something useful instead of movies, food, clothes, etc.

    2. Don't run up debt. Stay focused.

    3. Don't buy my kids every single He Man, Transformer, My Little Pony, etc. Less stuff, more money in the bank.

    4. Buy a place earlier, when prices were much lower. Work on paying down principal right from the start.

    5. Start planning for retirement earlier.