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I know a lot of people are upset today with comp coming out and I don’t want to be insensitive but I finally crossed the 6-figure line! I know a lot of people will laugh at this goal but I wanted to make 6-figures before 30 (I am 29). As a 2nd generation American, I wanted this goal for all the sacrifices my parents made to leave their homes and families to give me the opportunity that the US provides!

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HCOL doesn't get it when it comes to comp in L/MCOL offices. An apartment is still $2000/month in many "cheap" places and utilities/food are approximately flat in comparison. Plus you don't need a car in NY/CHI etc. LCOL and MCOL subsidize HCOL salaries especially on this WFH pattern. Same project, same rank someone from Cleveland will bill the same rate as someone from NY but be paid less than half as much. Tl;dr we should all be paid the same for doing the same work.

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Congrats OP! I had the same goal and I know how you must feel! Go and celebrate this huge milestone :) I surprisingly hit my goal 5 years early and after that initial accomplished feeling, I started to feel strange.. kind of sad actually because I just kept wanting more. Then I had thoughts of will I ever be content or will I always want more?

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I don’t want to sound like your dad but I hope you’re saving some of it

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Omg i read this so happy for you and using it as energy to accomplish the same this year... and now i scroll down to see we have the same story!!! Bravo and enjoy

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Nothing to laugh at. That’s great to hear and you deserve it!

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Congratulations!!! I don’t know you but I’m so proud of you! 🤗 I’m the child of immigrant parents too and my mom cried when I first crossed the 6 figure mark.

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No, most citizen’s parents were born American citizens 🙃

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Are you me!? Similar situation - 2nd gen American, 29 and despite being laid off in June, I accepted my first 6 figure role in July! Way to go and wishing you continued success 🙌🏼 #SiSePuede

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Felicidades! Si se pudo 🙂

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Equates to approx $5,575 monthly take-home. Nice.

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EY4 if you’re maxing you’re putting over 1600/mo in the 401k alone - assume that’s a way bigger impact than local taxes

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🤛

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Wholesome

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Congratulation OP!! Well deserved. I'm sure there was an immense amount of effort to get there!

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Thx! Def was and a lot from my parents as well!

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Congrats OP. Make sure you thank your parents and do something nice for them. We are able to do difficult grinding jobs through sacrifice, our family and friends love and support.

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Congratulations and never apologize for your success on your timeline. Great job and on to the next milestone!

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Congratulations!! I felt the same way for similar reasons when I crossed the 6 figure mark. Making more than my parents combined was such an emotional and weirdly surreal experience. Everything for our parents and beyond.

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💪

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You did it man. Dammit you have done it!!

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Congrats OP. This is huge!!! Hope you get to share with your parents what you shared with us. Give your family a big thank you. I am sure they’ll really appreciate it (Me: I have issues and am not able to talk about “feelings” in my family; so tell us if you did something fun) Onward !!

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So wholesome!! Congrats again

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Congrats :)

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Congrats OP! Huge accomplishment!

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Weird flex....but congrats!

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Yea the other day on this “Am I underpaid?” Post, this 22 year old right out of college was adamant they they were “underpaid” at 90k.

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Congrats OP! As an first generation immigrating to the US, this was a huge goal for me. My parents made many sacrifices to give me an education and achieving this was a huge milestone. Celebrate and thank your parents❤️

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Congrats, OP!

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I remember that feeling, esp as a 1st gen American. Congrats!

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Congrats man 🙏🏼👏🏼 I honestly thought I was going to be like “I made it” at 6 figures but it’s rough 😭😭😭. Anybody want to help pay student loans?

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Right?!!! I kept reading all those articles about how you don’t need to make more than $80K to be happy and how $100K is so life changing, but it’s really not especially if you still have student loans.

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