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Anyone ever use a career coach? I have felt off track in my career for the last few years. I’m in an executive role. I’m not sure what to change…the role, the company, the industry, or me. I’m a lit… more

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Do colleges require SAT scores for fall 2022 admissions? What are the best online resources for college planning? Appreciate your insights and any experiences you can share.

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So my 18yo daughter who just started college texted me that she wants to do solo Europe travel in December and mom (my ex wife approved it). My daughter has traveled extensively in the US and abroad w… more

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Any recommendations for hiding gray hair. I tried Just For Men, somehow it doesn't look natural

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Single dad. Just became an empty nester. I'm a wreck. Where did all the time go?

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How much do you pay your nanny per hour? Seems like rates can go from $15-$25?

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You all inspired me (see post below about looking for a physical challenge that won’t kill me). I think I’ll try a triathlon/sprint triathlon. Any tips? I think (?) I can swim - I know I learned when … more

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I lead a +1 program. One of my subleads comes on really strong, lobbies for their ideas hard and gets cold when we don't see their vision. Pitched a model to hold other subleads accountable to per… more

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Anyone can help me with my new AirPods. I paired with my laptop but every time I use the speaker works….the mic doesn’t. Any advice how to fix?

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Started in top 5 defense manufacturer. After 18 years moved to federal consulting. Now after 27 cumulative years experience supporting various government like orgs, considering an opportunity to exit … more

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What’s a good physical challenge that will feel like an accomplishment but not kill me (50 YO F 🐠)? I’ve already run a marathon and a couple of halfs. I realized I don’t like mountain climbing, so no… more

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Single greatest mutual fund or ETF for us “old” ppl? Set it and forget it. 45 and in two years and no interest in working past 55-60. 60 more realistically. TIA!!!

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How do you keep yourself fit after 40? What really worked for you all

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What is the biggest regret in your life

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Does anyone else have a literal count down going for when you can retire? I’m at 851 days.

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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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