Hi All, Just after leaving school, I inherited some shares from my granpa. Not knowing what to do, I asked others for their opinions. All my young friends told me to buy a house, and all the elders said I should travel. And travel I did. I saw the stars above the Sahara, walked the Bungle Bungles, followed Jesus's path, treked the Alaska's tundra, crossed Canada by motorcycle, got drunk in Mexico, saw Fjords in New Zealand, went to the Jazz festival in New Orleans, got robbed in England, was charmed by Japan, got malaria in the Congo and...... returned home broke. Now in my later years, I think I did the right thing. Three months after I sold my shares, we had the 80's crash. My health won't let me sleep on the ground for two years now, and I doubt I could climb any mountains. I don't think I fit into the youth hostel mould now. As a child I was never taught to save, was never given financial books and money was something to spend. Investing was never talked about at home. My father always dreamed of retiring in Byron Bay, then died young from cancer, never realising his dream. So I ask this question to you. Is it worth putting up with less now, for the sake of a future life? Or is better to live for the present? Cheers, Johny.