Early in my career, I had no idea how important investing in retirement accounts were to building real wealth and securing my future. I was only concerned with the money I got in that moment. After all, I was told that the money I contributed to my retirement accounts couldn’t be accessed without penalty until I was 59 years old (which is not entirely true). I thought, who the hell cares about what happens when I’m 60 years old?
The Jamila of the present moment was not at all concerned about the Jamila 40 years from now. The old Jamila will figure it out I thought.