Today at TMPC Advice Column we are speaking on the future and the importance of looking ahead. No one ever really wants to tell you how important you future is and making sure you have yourself prepared. Kids usually think the only way to secure their future is to go to school, which is not the best choice considering how much debt comes along with it, and how the debt affects you later on in life. When you file taxes and get larger amounts of money at once than normal it would be smart to invest in something long term that will be beneficial to you in the future. When you don’t look for the future you are going to at some point find yourself at odds and struggling with something that more than likely could of been prevented. Even if it is something simple like putting small amounts of money away for an emergency, investing in something that may not pay out now but will later on in life when you need it, or handing something ahead of time so that when the time comes you do not have to worry. It can be hard to manage and struggle now to secure yourself in the future but you have to think about the long term effects. People love to go by the quote of living each day like it’s your last. but when your days add up and aren’t your last you start to see they get harder and harder, you start to think I am tired of going through this, you think about your future. Encouraging children to feel the same way is just as important, making sure they don’t throw themselves in debt and waste money when they are young is crucial. Unless you want to the hard times to follow you around your entire life you have to switch up and make changes that are significant enough to have real impacts on your life. Once you start looking to secure your future you see the things you are going through now aren’t as bad and won’t continue to last, so make the changes needed today to be happier later on.