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5 Things You Don’t Do Now That You’ll Regret in 10 Years

20160514 - sunsetLife will never be the same – nor the next moment nor the next month, nor especially after a few years. Often our youth is wasted trying to manage life, accomplish something and make sure that we have everything that we are going to need right this moment. Only later, looking back, we realize that we were catching false ideas about success and happiness.

Pity full of life – is a wasted life. So, if you don’t want to regret those wasted minutes, check what you should absolutely do now so that after ten years you can say that you really had it all.

You Don’t Travel

You will never be freer. Life will never be easier. If not today, then when? After all, when you will be 35 years old, you won’t want to sit in an office, have one meeting after another, and discuss why the hell you didn’t travel around Europe when you could have! Responsibilities and liabilities will entangle you, and you will always regret not leaving everything behind for a while and making some unforgettable traveling memories. So, just pack your suitcase, book hotels and see the world, because you will never be younger than you are now!

You’re Avoiding Saving

Yes, yes, yes – this is repeated for hundreds of times, and its gets annoying to hear it once all over again, but in the future due to the current money not saving habits, you might be very much in regret. Life is not easy especially when you are alone. If you avoid saving, you probably won’t be able to afford most of the things you allow yourself now (thanks to parents’ money you might be using today). Even today, a small amount of the money put in a box will be useful in the future. Moreover, there are always tons of good ways how you can save without sacrificing your lifestyle (for instance, couponing). So just save now, so later you won’t experience difficulties.

You’re Not Caring For Your Physical Condition

One thing is to feel okay in your clothing no matter its sizes, and absolutely another thing is to be healthy. Work with your body, but not to show off for someone else, but because your body really needs it. People come and go. The only thing that will actually stay with you until the end of life is your body. If you take care of your body now, in your 40s it will still be as young as your mind.

You Didn’t Have a Healthy Relationship

Most of our youthful years can be spent with people who we do not love, just because we are afraid that we won’t find something as wonderful (and maybe even more wonderful) as we hope for. But please, understand me correctly – I am not talking about the “perfect” partner, but about “the one.” You will never find that one person if you do not say goodbye to the wrong one. Sometimes it is better to be alone than with someone you don’t love and only imitate relations while in the heart you have a strong desire for something more.

You Didn’t Spend More Time With Family 

When we were growing up, we often ignored our parents. Now we are too busy to ask how their day was or to help around the house. But we must understand, that there will be a time when they will not be with us, and all you have will be emptiness, which will be tough to fight and fill. Especially, if you didn’t create some special memories with the most important people in your life. So find the time for your loved ones now, because only they will add value to your life.

Don’t ignore these five things! Avoid regrets!



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. Great article Derek. I couldn’t agree more about the travel scenario. I kind of regret not doing more when I was younger and had fewer responsibilities, but then I have to ask myself why I’m not making plans now?

    • Yeah, I wish I would have done a bit more travel too, but I did live 1,400 away from home for three years. Not too many people can say that! Lots of great memories too!

  2. We’ve traveled as much as we could over the years with our kids, and don’t regret spending the money to do it. They are entering college now, and we will most likely not have whole-family trips too many times in the future. All of those times and memories are priceless. Good advice, Derek.

    • We just had our first child and we can’t wait to take her on trips! Bring on the memories! 🙂

  3. Traveling. That’s the easiest thing to give up and the thing you wish you did the most.

    I’ve made it a priority to travel more. I’m trying to take at least 1 to 2 trips per year, 3-4 weeks each.

    • That’s awesome! Travel is definitely a fun thing to do and it’s a memory maker as well. We travel a bunch too – and we never end a trip without first planning the next one! 😉

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