{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Can everyone age 24 drop their salary and net worth? Trying to see if I’m behind", "post_id": "60cd4e1f41f7ad00240a0218", "reply_count": 168, "vote_count": 43, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

Can everyone age 24 drop their salary and net worth? Trying to see if I’m behind

funnylikesmart
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Hahahhaha at 24 I already had done 2 tours. Found out getting shot at sure as hell raises the blood pressure. Found out that life is not fair and definitely not about “how much I have made” at that point.

And if I had to go back, I will do it all again with one exception... the two brothers I lost over there, yeah they deserved this life much more than I do. I will give up my life for theirs in less than a heart beat. They are/were much better men than me. If I could, I will f&$@ing take their place without question.

So if you are alive and healthy, if you got a family that loves you, if you are doing ok... consider yourself lucky. Who gives a flying f&@$ what other people have or how you stack up. Enjoy what you have. Life is feeble my friend! Enjoy it and treasure it!

likeuplifting

24
Salary: 125k
Bonus: 25k (20%)
TC: -130k (70k student loans, 60k truck 😁)

Im going for my Doctorate so I’m eating student loans rn while working full time. Graduate in the upcoming 2 years and plan on having the loans paid off no later than 27. Then only thing left is the truck, which I might refinance for lower interest rates if possible, but don’t plan on paying off early.

Goals are: Student loans -> Max 401k annual -> House if I live somewhere I want (thinking Texas or Northern states like Vermont/New Hampshire). There’s no such thing as “being behind”, just have a plan, set goals, and tackle things in ways that make you happy :)

like
Recent IconRecent

I hate questions like these. Just enjoy life my guy, you can die at any time.

likehelpfulfunnysmart

E choke

funnyhelpful

It’s Friday night, are you okay

likefunnyhelpful

I genuinely feel bad for OP.

Please call a friend or family member and talk about life outside of work.

Or go out and get dinner and drinks with friends and leave all the work stuff behind.

What you are doing isn’t healthy. For you. Or anybody on here.

likefunny

8.5"

likefunnyhelpfulupliftingsmart

‘Impressive. Most impressive’. Lol

likesmart

I have 16 pens and a water bottle, at least.

likefunny

My stats from 24: $40k, approximately -$55k

likehelpfulfunnyuplifting

drop the salary and nw now my guy

likefunny

you’re at deloitte. you’re not behind. there are baristas and teachers living in manhattan enjoying life

likehelpful

I am 24 yrs old, 73k salary, 7k in savings. Only posting to add a more realistic, honest answer. And I feel very behind after reading everyone else's comments. BUT - I have zero debt and put myself through college after becoming financially independent at 18 with no financial support from family. That was hard. But I did it and I am proud of myself.

likeupliftingsmarthelpful

Big props!!!

You’re insecure and that’s okay. You’ll be alright…

likefunny

“24 and there’s so much more…” 🎶

(Hey, couldn’t resist.)

like

OP please stop running the rat race. Posts like this help no one

like

At 24, 62k salary, -70k net worth
At 27, 110k salary, 200k net worth

Honestly, live life a way that makes you feel happy and secure. The rest should flow naturally

like

Crypto. For sure

like

In come the trust-funders, crypto millionaires & meme-stock diamond handers to make you feel insecure

likefunny

I'm not ragging on crypto millionaires. People that make winning investments like that have creative/independent brains and balls both of which are admirable imho.

I'm pointing out that whenever someone asks "am I where I should be in terms of salary/net worth/etc", the responses are almost always skewed towards the outliers giving a false impression to the poster that they are "behind" when they are actually doing great.

like

These posts are so toxic for everyone lol

like

Just turned 24 and already mature enough to not ask these questions!

likefunnysmartuplifting

Oh this is healthy

likefunnysmart

Also, you are “behind” emotionally if you have to ask this question. The people who are truly “ahead” in life are the ones who are happy with themselves, regardless of how much money they make relative to their peers

likesmart

Yes and no. What happens usually after college is that people get a job and have fun for a few years. Then at 25/26 things wane down and reality hits them. They have to start plan things out and often they realize that while they’ve been partying , other guys have been grinding all those years. They call that quarter life crisis. It’s about setting the ground for the next phase of life, real adulthood.

likesmartfunny

25 next month. 91K TC, 130K NW.

I know I’m behind my college peer group as they started at 6 figs and I haven’t hit it yet, but I do like what I do for the most part.

likefunny

most commonly: https://news.gatech.edu/2021/05/17/survey-says-cs-majors-have-highest-median-starting-salary-georgia-tech

Note that they have all moved to HCOL cities as well.

edit: graduating from here was incredibly humbling. try as hard as i could for 4 years, i was always below average. All you can really do is your personal best.

At 24, I had a net worth of probably $25k? Maybe $35k? TC $70k ish

like

Same

like

No.

likesmart

21, 85k with 110k nw

funnylike

Because it’s funny

Additional Posts

like
like

Looking for professional backpack recommendations. I’m a new hire so looking for something relatively cheap right now ~$100

Is audit the worse paid of all practices within EY?

likesmart

Gotta bunch of my bros visiting me in Chicago, my new hometown. Any suggestions? Cubs are unfortunately not here that wknd

like

So what’s up with Guidehouse breaking away from PwC? Y’all still have Public Sector offering or naw?

like

Has anyone passed an Oracle cert (i.e. Hyperion)? Can you recommend a source for study materials that doesn't require $1000s to Oracle?

like

If I move from TX (no state income tax) to NC, can I leave my savings account and brokerage address as TX (to not pay tax on interest and dividends) and update credit card accounts address to NC? Or..

like

As if dying my hair wasn’t bad enough, I’m now saying “ok X’er” to appear even younger.

funnylikeuplifting

Good morning for UVXY puts?

like

Anyone on here from the UK?

like

My dream come true. I really hope they just go ahead and install blackout curtains while they’re at it...

now if only it would extend it all the way down to the armrest. 🤔

Post Photo
funnylike

Saw a post at goingconcern indicating “performance related separations” at deloitte numbers add up to around 5% of US workforce. Seems an unusually large number of “standard process” separations

like

Are all roles at MBB highly travel oriented?

funny

Fellow pup parents. Our 6 month old pup scratches or in some cases eats carpet. We moved into a new home and he's already scratched of a handful of carpet fibres.

I'm worried about both him and the state of our carpets.

Any recommendations to fix both please?

Post Photo
like

I said I just want to adopt kids and my mom said that I’m “not normal” and that men won’t like/stay loyal to women who don’t want to give birth. 🤦🏻‍♀️ To me, her statement is de-humanizing, because women are much more than just a bearing machine. BUT I also understand that biologically human have the built-in desire to continue their “seeds”.

Guys - what’s your honest take on this?
All - what should I say to my mom? I do what I do but want to approach this tactfully with mom + future guys.

like

Have you or any of your colleagues moved back in with your parents/close family? I thought this would be a common occurrence amongst the <30 crowd, but I’ve personally not seen too many people do it.

like

BCG is basically a slightly more prestigious Deloitte without dedicated functional teams (e.g. strategy)

Rationale: in all industries McKinsey is the only brand people know or care about outside of the ‘MBB or bust’ fanbois. Bain’s edge is that they are strategy and PE only and have a strong rep (bad for their Rev growth but good if that’s the career you want). BCG is this odd muted entity so obsessed with growth at all costs that they now do mostly grunt impl. work with the rare strategy case

likefunnyhelpful

Hi all - young & new to investing and a bit confused on how to build my regular brokerage portfolio vs my Roth IRA portfolio. (I have ARKK, ARKG, & LMND in brokerage & FBGRX in Roth...) Can someone give me the “dummies” version of what differences between the two I should be aware of in terms of investing? TIA!

like

Hey fishes. I’m a project manager/producer semi new to the New York area. I’m from the agency life but not too familiar with the shops/scene in NY. Does anyone know of some cool, funny but sophisticated, diverse shops in town? I’m definitely looking for a position but I know I need to get to know some people before someone will give me a key to the door.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal