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Don’t be this guy

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It's definitely something that we should all evaluate. My goal is to be working a job with better WLB by my mid/early 30s so that I can be around my family more. Paid off our student loans, aiming to finish our car off and then crack at the housr more.

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I am 65 and retiring in 2 weeks. Have saved all my life and will probably leave some money to my kids. Workers used to have good pensions and did not have to worry about managing a 401k. I have friends who were too conservative with 401k and will probably end up working to 70 or 75. My advice to young people is start planning for retirement early.

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Thanks. Thank your son. I like Fort Hood. It is a huge base with lots of firepower. Military is complicated with a lot of moving parts. We have the best fighting force in the world.

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Deciding when you have got enough and stop the chase is no simple matter

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Baby boomers! Hogging the jobs, housing, social security, Medicare, and environment from the rest of us. “F*ck you kids I’ve got mine.” Is the boomer motto.

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Likewise haha

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Makes me sad about how true this is

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It’s not too late to change

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r/im14andthisisdeep

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Cartoon might be silly but the message is true. I have friends that took what we would consider “the easy road” and have an overall greater life satisfaction because they have more time for family/friends/hobbies/personal care and are not perpetually spazzed about work.

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When you grow up poor and realize that money is so important, I’m cool with being the old guy in this picture. I’ll pass down the money to my kids (who I aspire to raise correctly) and create a chain of wealth. Sad but it is what it is

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Same as C1

It kinda sucks cuz I feel this is most of us, and we kind of realize it, but we’re stuck and likely won’t change cuz we’re comfortable

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Think it might be a comfort vs happiness type thing/ feeling like we should be doing something more meaningful. Idk for me anyway

Probably unpopular opinion: I don’t see anything wrong with this, as long as this isn’t the *ONLY* thing you chase. As long as we live in a capitalistic society, we need money. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

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I agree. I’ve definitely been poor and lived paycheck to paycheck and to me, money allows me freedom. Freedom to live where I choose, travel, invest, donate to causes I care about, and have live experiences that may not be possible otherwise.

I definitely need to do better with work life balance but if money is one of the things that motivates you, go for it.

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Unless your in poverty I don’t think money can buy happiness. I think happiness is ultimately defined by self fulfillment, relationships, and love.

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Live well below your means

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I can buy a glider if I get enough money early on

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We all have a burn out level. For some it is 50 hrs a week. For some it is 100 hrs a week. When you are there no amount of money is gonna make you happy. Just make sure you are not at your burn out level.

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Sums it up:

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Take Life Insurance (not term) and you can let your kid not worry when he is 40-50, assuming you are no more. They inherit

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Why not be this guy? To save money for kids, future health problems when hospital bills run wild. You are this guy if you are working. Weird thing this post may hit chord because of compensation season. Lol

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Except “this guy” has a mortgage and goals

Sounds like it’s a mortgage for something you want, not what you need

Good point i should have stayed poor

Lol no choice.

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Anyone here from Paris? How safe is it with the riots/strike going on? (Piggybacking on the post just before this).

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My client is demanding a top tier K-1 when they haven't even provided us with the lower tier financials... Is it common for clients to not understand their own org structure??

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Wanted to get thoughts on if there was a service line in the Big 4 world that has a work/life balance that doesn't exceed 45 hours of work per week?
Or is that blasphemy?

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Looking to spend ~$500-$1K on a beater tool watch I don’t have to worry about. Something robust and sporty. Obviously micro brands and Seiko are all great, but considering something a bit off the beaten path. What do y’all think of the Hamilton watch that’s featured in the Jack Ryan show? Let me know any other suggestions!

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What are some good travel jackets? I live in a very cold city but my client is in Arizona. I only pack a carry on and don’t want a winter jacket to carry around. I would just wear a light jacket but all the airport service parking lots are closed now. I have to park at the airport and it’s a long walk. I was thinking of getting The North Face Women’s Thermoball Eco Triclimate Jacket. It seems perfect but sold out everywhere. What are your suggestions?

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I'm over this line of work. I'm late 30s and have a lot saved up. I want to take a big pay cut and do something easy, with benefits, and doesn't feel like I need to always be on call all the time. Any ideas for $100k type of job with benefits?

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I got selected in cognizant before 2 months , but till now I don't receive my offer letter
I have submitted all the documents required for releasing offer letter but till now I didn't receive any update from HR side, even HR does not respond properly on call or email.
Cognizant declined offer letter??
Or when will I receive offer letter??
Any suggestions. Thank you in advance

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If you’re looking for a referral to McKinsey (US) and/or want case practice, DM me. I love coaching lol

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Neec referal for consumer insights, brand or category management.

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Hi Everyone,

I need professional PMP trainer who can complete a five day training successfully for a US Client.

If you all know someone who is proficient in this field, you can forward this message to him and that person can ping me personally along with expected compensation.

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Parental question. When did you first start giving ur kid cough medicine that’s otc? My kid has a mild cough for 2 weeks now. Just running nose and no fever.

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Are there consulting roles that don't spend all day on PowerPoint? Which groups? Thanks!

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What is max package range for Consultant in deloitte?
Any idea public

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