My parting advice is to have fun, and don’t be stingy when it comes to friends and charity, but don’t be a moron like I was in my early post-college life. Everything is more complicated later on.
Jeff has some good words about saving, unexpected purchases, & how a child changes everything.
Two years ago Beth & I were in a great place financially as we were paying down credit cards and only $975 in rent. That effort was to prepare for the months Beth would not be working but that stretch forced us to rely on our credit cards. Now we are paying those down again and attempting to save for a new car, house, land, Nolan, and dreams.
Balancing financial responsibility for a life that could end tomorrow isn’t easy. Perhaps that is a cop out. It wouldn’t be if we were all gone tomorrow.