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After having a child, I never struggle with motivation anymore. I want to provide him the best life possible and make him proud. He is such a light in our lives, and it gives me a new sense of purpose knowing I am a role model to him. Anyone feel the same?

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My child's birth is the only reason I'm in the big 4. I worked in retail before her birth making $10 an hour. Her being born prompted me to go to college. The thought of her becoming an adult with all of the demands placed on her, frightened me. So I busted my tale in college to be sure I could get the best starting salary possible for an accounting major from a public school. I wanted her in a great neighborhood, with great friends and a great school. The big 4 has afforded me that. Next is to pay for her entire college career. The big 4 can make that happen too, if I can hack it.

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Wonderful to read EY1...congratulations! You are a great parent!

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Don’t forget to spend time with him. It’s not your money that he wants, he wants your time and attention. The higher you get in your career, the more valuable that time and attention becomes, but you’ll have to give it to him for both your sake and his sake.

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I didn’t mean that in order, I meant it as top 3, don’t worry!

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I do. Actually my productivity has increased after becoming a parent. Apart from my work, I get so many things done in a day. I used to spend entire days doing nothing when I was single.

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My motivation is to work less hours. I am earning enough that I want to keep a relaxed job and still save a decent amount and give away a lot every month too.

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I hear you, and for a while I wanted to save every penny so I could retire (FIRE) in 5-7 years and I was stressed because I wasn't meeting my unrealistic goals. Now I am happily coasting with my current saving rate and try to be happy in the journey rather than wait to be happy at the end. I feel our insanely high salaries (making "only" 150k now, nothing spectacular compared to tech firms and management consulting firms) mean we ought to do more to help other. When my wife starts earning in the next year or so we will save more in non-retirement funds which we could use for college if needed. I don't like the idea of locking money into 529. I have been maxing out 401k and also maxed out Roth IRA for a few years. Edit: I haven't inflated my lifestyle over the last several years despite salary increases but added more towards saving and charity. The plan it to stick to the same for future increases.

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How old were you when you became a parent?

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32

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I learned about the education bond product category this week 🤯 highly recommend this over shares for that tax free goodness

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https://www.australianunity.com.au/wealth/investment-bonds/lifeplan-products/education-bond

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Thank you for sharing. What an uplifting post to start the day. We have two boys who are the joys of our lives. Love, life, and family is our mantra and that’s had a positive effect on our careers as well.

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i wish u were my parent.... damn

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