Flashback Friday: 45 Life Lessons You'd Give to Your Younger Self

If you had a time machine, what would you change about your past? (Other than investing in Apple immediately, of course.) You've spent at least a few years on this earth, and with time comes wisdom. Why not go back and crack an egg of knowledge on your younger self? They could use some serious guidance.

Here are 45 brilliant life lessons we wish we could give our younger selves.

11 Finance Tips You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self — Your parents told you to save money, pay off credit cards consistently, shop wisely, etc. But did you listen? No. Now that you've seen the other side of poor financial decisions, little you would definitely take your money advice.

The Frugal Living Commencement Speech I'd Give to My Younger Self — Remember how exciting graduation was? You had your whole life ahead of you. Now your school days are loonnnggg behind you, and what do you have to show for that time? If nothing else, experience. Share all of it with your naive new-grad self.

7 Career Tips You Wish You Could Give Your Younger Self — When you first started on your career path, you were so wide-eyed and innocent. But in the professional world, office politics are everywhere, and things can get tricky. Here are all the things you wish you knew way back when.

11 Investing Tips You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self — Investing might seem like an overwhelming concept for those who are still learning the basics of money management, but it's something we all should've been doing the moment we got our own bank accounts, like these 11 investing moves.

10 Credit Card Truths You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self — Ah, credit cards. We need them to help build credit, but they can be tricky little buggers, can't they? Once you have your own, and can spend money without having to pay it back right away, debt can quickly pile up. Here's how you would've done it differently, if you could go back in time.

Advice to Your Younger Self: What Would You Say? — Our writing team got to share the advice they'd give to their younger selves, and it was all kinds of brilliant and fascinating!

What other important lessons would you give your younger self? Share with us!

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