- Dec 3, 2010
Has anyone else had this feeling before? I'm in my 30's, highly educated, with a good paying consulting job (not big 4 but a very large firm) with health care benefits and paid time off. Since I have been in a "career" job for about a decade now, I can see the future career path laid out before me. I currently have a decent salary and own a home, but when I think of my career trajectory from here on out I don't ever see myself breaking into that "upper echelon" of wealth where I could buy a home with 50%-100% down, or even get a home with an extra bedroom for future kids, drive a new car, get a bonus large enough that it wouldn't all go into retirement fund or home maintenance (A/C, kitchen appliances, roof, etc.). It's kind of a sobering realization because I've lived the exact post-college life and career that I want. I just have this feeling that I made lesser choices with my education, and decided to go into a career field that will never pay as well as I need for good financial security. Don't get me wrong, I am double paying the mortgage, no debt other than mortgage. Car is completely paid off, my partner can stay home with baby, etc., but none of this brings a feeling of security like those in my social network have. Anyone else experienced this before? Curious to hear how you felt about things.