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How do you know ageism is happening to you? I've been interviewing ppl a lot the past couple of months so I think I know what a good resume looks like because I've seen hundreds of them. I'… more

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Late 50. Been there done that, so everything is easy. Not sure what to do with retirement. So drifting along working. For those who have been through this, what did you do?

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We are buying a house and my knee jerk response was to look at a 30 year fixed mortgage (because that’s what I’ve always done). I realized last night that a 30 year mortgage might outlast me. Having a… more

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I’m think only we can appreciate this thought.

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At this point in career, would you take a step down in title to grab a transfer opportunity and get out of a toxic work environment ?

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Anyone use the MeetUp app in NYC? Seems to have a lot of good topical ways to hang out with people (beyond the usual dating options)

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Merry Christmas to you all. And thank you for the voices of sanity this year!

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So my brother doesn't talk to me for 6 months.   (I had offered my lake house guest space to my cousin who said yes instead of my brother who didn't know if he could come nor when he might kno… more

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Do big4s have any history of offering early retirement packages?

Has anyone thought about retiring right now? How much would it take you realistically to feel financially secure enough to do it? Age 55 and ready to be done.

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Has anyone here ever tried negotiating “at will” employment terms in the US? I’m curious what specific terms folks have asked for and how the potential employer reacted.

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What’s the next move when you’re this age, at plateau of career, not going any further and burned out, but have to work for at least 5-7 more years? Would love to hear from those who made a fulfilli… more

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Don’t think if my self as depressed, but definitely struggling to give a sh!t recently. Covid, WFH and the craziness of the political drama is definitely a factor, but can’t help but think age and car… more

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What is the best exit from consulting if you are the breadwinner and your spouse has medical issues? I feel trapped by medical insurance requirements.

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S/O, kid and I getting the Pfizer vaccine on Monday. Parents got there’s last month. Wish us luck

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Interested in getting a Master’s in Computer Science. Partially to round out/update skills and partially to clear the path to teach at a university. Any suggestions? I want to make sure I ask enough q… more

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What are the benefits of a trust in estate planning for a single person with assets around $2m?

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I can't imagine what they would have tbough of 50 year olds. 🤣🤣🤣

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Does anybody have any experience getting a Grandpad or Jitterbug (or similar) for an elderly relative who is not local to you? My Dad is reluctant to carry a cell phone and never uses the flip phone … more

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We're aiming to live long enough to spend it all. If we die younger there is a substantial estate and only nieces and nephews. I have three topics that I'm requesting your thoughts on before I… more

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At what point does it not make sense to buy/ build a bigger home? My husband dislikes our house immensely (was his with former wife) and wants to move. Only owes $180k on it, we’ve been together 6 y… more

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Wondering how Accenture is doing with layoffs? Is it a viable company to consider?

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Instead of watching tv (and all the crappy political ads) I got hooked on Star Trek The Next Generation on Netflix. Started on season 5.

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I’m 51 and a consultant. Am I too old to be this level. Starting to feel like it.

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I will be 50 in January. Close enough? I am a consultant in the data analytics, expertise is in Adobe Analytics.

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This week I found an app on playstation4 and Apple TV streaming called Pluto Tv. It’s free and has a bunch of old shows playing 24 / 7. Including MST3K, the Rifleman.

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Has anyone here been able to recover from career setbacks caused by Dot Com, 9-11, or Great Recession economy? Just turned 40 with 15 years of relevant industry experience, and my Big 4 employer broug… more

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I just realised that all the women over 50 in my practice have been "counseled out" (including me) or put on a PIP this year.

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I just turned 50. Now what? What goals did you set for yourself when you turned 50? All ideas welcomed!!!!

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Has Covid changed your retirement plans? What is your targeted retirement age?

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Fairly recently divorced and feeling the financial pinch of having one income. Unfortunately my salary is not in the 6 figures. I am afraid I need a second job (part-time). Is anyone else in a similar… more

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Yesterday my younger brother called me looking for good hidden swimming spots in the mountains. He was up there with a bunch of friends and their original plans had fallen apart hard. And I go much … more

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Last Friday I got a call from my group lead Partner, that the person from Markets running a proposal I'm working on is complaining that I don't work fast enough. WT-actual-F.

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Anyone else have trouble separating who you are from what you do? I think a lot of our generation built our self identity around our work. If I take my work away, I'm not really sure who I am.

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WTF. I feel like I went directly from "rising star" to "fading star", without actually ever shining.

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What do you suggest people under 30 do to put a stop to ageism?

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