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Is it advisable for a seasoned professional to take a board position ( treasurer/ secretary ), where the president and VP are young college grads and/or new to the workforce? What are the pros and con… more

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I recently was encouraged to join a board for professionals. I was not expecting to hold a main leadership role, but I was under the impression that the board would be managed by seasoned prof… more

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Feeling really old in consulting here, also didnt make md yet. Probably never will. Advise for me if i should stick it in consulting or try an exit to non-consulting?

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Wake up bowl! You're not too old peeps.

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Do you believe your best days are behind you, ahead of you or its all about the journey? Why?

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As over 40s, we've experienced the 2008-2010 Global Financial Crisis, and likely the 2001-2003 Dotcom Implosion. Many of us were in HS or college during the 1990-1991 recession and witnessed that… more

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What's your net worth target excluding home equity to be financially independent (i.e, not have the need to save another dime)?

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Considering moving to industry for better WLB. It will likely mean lower compensation near term and certainly highly reduced earning potential longer term.

Anyone else do this? Have you been happy wit… more

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My employer disqualifies high earners and offers them a NQSP instead. Therefore, as a high earner, I don’t qualify to contribute to 401k. Is it advisable to start contributing to NQSP? I am a bit skep… more

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I hardly work. Been like that for last 6 years at least. Is consulting leadership making me lazy, unskilled and useless?

Missed my MD making age! All these young "kids" are MDs now! Wtf! How did i miss the bus???

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This bowl is sleepy. Anyone looking to make friends? ASL?
I’ll go first: 40/F/DC

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My wife just discovered "boobs" and "butt" in the search history on my 10 year old son's computer. (Yes, it was him) Any advice on how to manage this? He generally doesn't … more

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Hi Everyone, I am currently at Big 4 and in my mid 40s. Is it worth pursuing MBB at this age. Will be looking for a similar level AP/Principal/SM in MBB. Has anyone done that? What’s your experience h… more

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How do y’all make friends? I have been a consultant for many years, so don’t have any social outlet in my city (So Cal).

Finding the need for friends not associated with wife and kids…

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At what age do you plan to retire? What needs to be true for you to retire at that age?

Also, any of you think of getting a less stressful, 9-5 job with lower income before retiring or do you plan to retire as a c… more

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I’m listening to my husband try to walk his dad through how to change his password on his Facebook account (he was hacked) and now I’m even more terrified of growing old and out of touch.

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Living a kind of relaxed living in a federal consulting firm. Have an opportunity to interview for a more prestigious firm. Do I really want to deal with the higher pressure but higher payoff and more… more

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Trying to decide my next phase of life and my career path. I know I don't want to be a people leader in consulting anymore because it relies on EQ more than IQ and cheerleading skills that exhaust me.

I have t… more

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I thought I was close to retirement til last year. Come this year, two contradicting thoughts 1. Plan to work (as long as possible) since market will betray you OR 2. this is a god given opportunity t… more

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I think age says a lot in consulting in terms of career success. If not MD or partner at a firm and not crossed 300k base in consulting by 40, likely missed the bus! I sure did and feel like it. 42 wi… more

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Just read something in another bowl about older industry hires in consulting and how they may be a misfit for the team. I’m now wondering if I’m too old for this gig. I’m 40 and just started as an SM … more

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Booking a week-long international getaway with my wife without the kids. Targeting early April. Striving for rediscovering each other a bit and relaxing and soaking up some local art/architecture/cult… more

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Good companies for older (55+) employees looking to switch for better executive path? Or am I out of my mind?

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My son 26, good kid, but has struggled with bipolar and adhd since teens has impacted his academic performance is finally about to graduate college and I am making plans to deliver on his long promise… more

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Do you find your appearance/ age to be a topic of discussion with colleagues < 30 yrs old?

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Single and looking to move out of the Midwest after living here for a long time. Considering San Diego, Denver, Austin, Atlanta and Southern Florida. Will keep my current job so that's not a factor.
Wha… more

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Taking advantage of Stock market correction, I am shoving all my cash in. I am betting the market to swing back and accelerate my retirement financial goal.

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Every weekend it gets harder and harder to not just say “f*** it” and out in my notice monday morning.

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Anyone else feel that Pearl Jam is overrated? I think Soundgarden, STP, Pumpkins, Nirvana are all better.

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With stock market tanking (with more bloodshed expected), I like my job/steady paycheck little more and little less eager to retire. I am sure i will change my mind once the stock market recovers.

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GeneScreen cancer risk assessment?

Do you have experience with them? Thoughts?

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Evidently the Venn diagram overlap of “music I like” and “music my clubbing college student listens to” is Pitbull. I did NOT see that one coming.

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Used to have lot more excitement when got a new car , started a new job , bought a new perfume etc . Now that I am in my early 40s , excitement doesn’t last very long . Is it typical for 40s ?

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