Discussions for those with a few more miles under their belts, away from prying ears of the young whippersnappers.

Remember when you had to be in the middle of nowhere, and find some obscure AM radio station in the middle of the night to hear some lunatic spouting out conspiracy theories? And you listened in stric… more

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Any one with chronic migraines? How are you managing it ?

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Gripe here for my fellow consultants in our 40s. It’s that time of year when I grow tired of every newly minted manager with an ego. I get it. You bring a lot of value. But this attitude of “I’ve conq… more

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My kid just joined consulting (at a much more prestigious firm) and will surpass my pay in just few years. Your child earning more than you do (in same profession no less) - a sign of parental success… more

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This bowl is a bit quiet. I suppose we’re busy people?

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Currently living in Indianapolis…debating to relocate to either DFW or ATL metro areas for better travel and exit opps. Any tips or guidance to share between the two cities?

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Looking for some tips on finding a job away from consulting space. 45 year old and still manager and don’t see any hope to make it to next level as changed my group recently. This is killing me and ge… more

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Just became dad of 2nd kid.Let's say if you have to pull diaper duty night shifts (12- 5 am) what would you take, drink to avoid extra fatigue. With my first one I could drink redbull and sleep… more

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A thread in the general consulting bowl is about resting heart rate - and damn if this middle aged 🐠 isn’t beating some of the young guns. I guess all of that slow but consistent running over a few d… more

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Worried about my thinning hair, does anyone have experience of Haarklinnikken’s treatments?

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What is the deal with sleep? I can’t remember the last time I had to set an alarm. Am I ever going to sleep in again?

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I have discovered recently that most millennials and Gen Z don't even know there is a Gen X. They think we are all Boomers. How insulting! Gen X truly is the forgotten generation.

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At work or with client, do you try to create an illustration that you are a decade+ younger? It started when decade+ younger people thought I was their age and I didn’t correct them. That ‘act’ took a… more

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Just completed the last of my 10 years of alimony and child support payments! On to college education payments :)

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We have a lukewarm relationship. We have a love life, albeit slow. Wife mentioned that we might want to consider separating when our child is 18. She’s 7 now. Not sure if we should “work” on our rela… more

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In my late 40s and I'm ready to retire. Really tired of this rat race and stress. Am I alone?

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My college freshman’s grades aren’t great; he has ADD and needs help with time management. He refuses to contact the academic support office because “there won’t be any resources available” once he h… more

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With stock market performing well, I am entertaining earlier retirement and definitely refusing to travel regularly since finding life at home since COVID lock down. How are you adjusting your retire… more

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Single dad and soon to be an empty nester in a few months. And it's just hitting me and I'm dreading it. Feel like it would have been easier with a partner by my side. Help!

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Wrong side of 40 (45 in 2022). Have the exp, education and certs but still way underpaid. So, I focus on other things while working barely 40 hours. How do you guys stay busy? Love my children (wife… more

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Do you find yourself growing less confident with age? I feel like I used to be so confident with my job etc when I was younger ... I seem to be perfectly fine at home with my family, but professionall… more

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How much money would you need to retire early?

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Did you change your 401k portfolio once you hit 45? Any recommendations?

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If you have suspicions that someone in a couple you know is cheating, do you say something or keep out of it? This is an old story from way back but rethinking what I'd do.

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Anyone else getting sick of the grind and seriously considering a career move? What are you looking to do next?

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COVID halted living out of suite case and allowed dinner at home with family. Discovering what my life should have been. With rapid vaccination, I cringe at the thought of meaningless nights on the ro… more

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I have an old relationship with a c-level client leader that’s having some issues with someone at my company doing work for him. I’m not part of that work, and I want to help both sides. It’s fixable … more

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Aggressively reshaping my job around my life and my liking. Stopped dealing with people I don’t like and only work on things I enjoy. Unreachable after 5 pm sharp. Unlike millennials, I, well into Gen… more

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Maybe its me but when I read post in the general forums I dislike millennials more everyday. They complain about everything. Am I wrong?

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Anyone with experience of deferred income - at the point where I’m looking to put away a significant amount with a 20yr horizon (turned 40 last month!) and it seems attractive. My employer offers dece… more

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When a former teen celebrity like Screech dies it makes me feel a little old. I know he wasn't the best guy but its sad to be diagnosed with cancer and die 3 weeks later.

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46 year old with net worth of 400k. Long story short strayed pretty late due to personal issues. Any recommendations for someone who has been in similar situation to increase net worth. Looking for j… more

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Seems about right... 🤣🤣🤣

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I had a long discussion with my mom yesterday about her $$ situation; she thinks she has enough saved to last for the rest of her life. I didn’t say this to her, but I’m pretty sure she does not. I su… more

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How many 🐠 are job hunting over the holiday break and/or evaluating an offer? Lots of uncertainty still in the months ahead but am looking to change it up. Anyone else in the same boat?

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