Over 40 in Consulting

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

I’ll be expecting to see this story unfold in the next season of Fargo

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A hypothetical question! If I win a lottery or one of my investments pays off , do I need to share the earnings/ windfall with my ex ? Divorced two kids 50-50

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19 years ago today, I was giving a pitch at Canadien Tire in Niagara Falls. The meetings were cancelled, but the borders were closed and I could not return to the US for 3 days. I ended up driving m… more

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“Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?”

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So how do you feel the consulting life is impacting your wellness as you hop over the age of 40, I’m finding under Covid I’m much more healthy/lost weight etc.

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I received a job offer in industry yesterday. I want to counter asking for a sign-on bonus and a title change to make it officially a c-title (it’s the same job, just old fashioned healthcare titles).… more

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I have been driving on trips for years and my wife doesn’t. However, my 18 year old daughter now is wanting to drive on family trips, and my wife supports the idea. Is it wrong for me to insist on dri… more

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I mean really

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Turning 45 next month. Not sure if I want to make Partner or if the runway even exists anymore. Don’t want to work beyond 60. Any success stories of a late career pivot?

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I’ve been in consulting for the past 15 years and I’m now exhausted. Not because of the work but because the Millenials on my projects spend less time doing the work and more time complaining about ho… more

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Has anyone else watched the new Bill & Ted? (So much nostalgia. I loved it.)

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Does anyone think that they will die broke despite being in consulting?

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What is stopping you from going independent?

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Everyone thinks I’m 32 because of my appearance. On my next birthday I’ll be 50. Can this hurt me?

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What are people’s thoughts about moving close to aging parents versus following career opportunities? I have an offer to return to an executive role in industry and the position is in middle America w… more

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So what is the magic number to retire if you’re 50 - 55? I know you need to cover your own health care until Medicare but what’s a realistic number to have right now in net worth to be able to go for … more

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I’m 43 and joined consulting from industry 1-year ago as a director. I work in healthcare. I am really struggling with the endless EOD emails, taking direction from people I don’t respect, and not see… more

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Looking for some perspectives. We are thinking about relocating from Dallas to Philly in the next few months. We are in our mid-40s with an almost 1yr old and 2.5yr old. We both can work from anywhere… more

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Those who have had heart attack. What were the signs, 4-5 days leading up to it?

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As time goes by I feel less religious and that we are stuck to the surface like mold. Is this normal. Some of us are like those birds that can fly to anywhere but choose to huddle along a electric cab… more

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Turned 45 today.. female, divorced and no kid.. somehow feel like wasting time in consulting working with immature SMs who thinks my way or no way. Any idea to spend the day doing something interestin… more

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Nothing else to do. Any over 40 gay guy (same) quarantining alone want to talk to me?

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Looking for an exit plan. 15yrs in Finance Strategy, Finance Transformation, EPM and Org Design. Need a base of $220k. Any thoughts, thanks in advance!

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Looks like another couple friend of ours is getting divorced. Sigh.

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I’m not sure if I want to pursue being an MD or not. I was up for promotion two years ago and took myself out of the pool in order to ensure I could be home with my family. Now, I’m being encouraged t… more

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Late 40s here and am realizing that there's only 10 to 12 years of work life that remains and then it's retirement. The thought of approaching 60 and retirement is terrifying. I still feel lik… more

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Favorite vintage TV show? I’ll go first - I liked watching Dick Van Dyke show growing up. The commercials were fun then, when Dick would pull out a Kent cigarette and make a sales pitch. The show w… more

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Just put on a mandatory reduced work arrangement. Ugh. Maybe it is better than the alternative but UGH.

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Have some furniture ( couch, dining table) that I want to donate ? I believe there are companies who do free pickups. Any recommendations? Live in Bergen county

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A friend of mine is in her 40s and had kids early and now they’re in college. We have a woman boss, also in her 40s who is now planning to have a baby as she was busy building her career. The boss has… more

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Suggestions for boutique consultancies focused on FS or more specifically Wealth and Asset Management? Thinking along lines of Alpha, new kid on block Antares, Capco, North Highland. I would appreciat… more

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I have kids that will be going to colleges in 4 and 5 years. I have no 529 plans for them. I live in mortgage free 1.2M+ home, have about 400k in 401k and several 100ks in other properties. Should I s… more

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Just wondering how many over 45 have formal mentors at work? Esp. When you've been just two years at the Firm.

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Recommendations for roller blades for a 4 year old. Prefer quality over price.

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I walk/run (mostly run) 5-6 miles a day and noticed my hip is bothering me after runs. Never had that happen before. Sign of aging ?

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