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Old 06-03-2010, 07:38 AM
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The biggest measure of success or failure doesn't happen until you are too old to change things - for most that is when retirement is near, the kids are grown and you are left to ponder those last few years of life.
If you get to that stage (about age 60), and can look back and are pleased with what you have done and accomplished (minor changes or regrets excluded) then you have been successful - if not, well hopefully the afterlife will be better to you.

If all we are looking at is financial success, if by the time you reach age 55, have your house(s) paid for, kids' college educations paid for, whatever other major purchases you want bought and paid for, a few million in the bank and can retire whenever you damn well please - that would be financial success.
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