Twentysomethings: You Have an ENORMOUS Asset! Do You Realize It?

Phat Wad, Break me off some

It’s not this. At least, not yet.

Most recent college graduates feel like they don’t have a dime to their names. They probably have an old beater car, some second-hand furniture – or, better yet, cardboard boxes and milk crates – and probably a hefty student loan debt from their friends at Sallie Mae.

They may be getting a paycheck at the new job, but now they are faced with the costs of living that they didn’t have to deal with back in college – rent, buying a car, furnishing a place, insurance, food that doesn’t come from the student union, etc.

They feel like they have to be adults now, but they feel like they don’t have a dime to their names.

Does this describe you?

Feel like you don’t have anything in the world?

Yet, if you’re a twentysomething who feels this way, you probably don’t realize that you have an enormous asset.

It’s worth about a half a million dollars, and it’s all yours, to choose to do with it what you want.

You can make it worth much more.

Or, you can fritter it away. It’s your choice.

What is it?

Read on to find out.

The HUGE Asset Most Twentysomethings Don’t Realize They Own

Can You Handle a Windfall?

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Earned or inherited?

“Die and endow a college or a cat.”
–Alexander Pope

I have clients who have received a substantial windfall and they bring me on to help them navigate the blessing that a windfall means and avoid turning it into a curse.

When we read stories of the people who win the lottery only to wind up bankrupt and despondent just a few years later, we think “that could never happen to me!”

Yet, time and again, it happens.

Even though most windfalls do not come from winning the lottery, the psychological reaction to those gains is very similar.

Let’s look at three reactions to windfalls and how to deal with them.

Three Common Reactions to Windfalls and How to Respond to Them

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