A couple of recent mainstream articles really got me thinking about the early part of my career and money. Our struggles with debt show we were not very strategic when it came to thinking about our money, but what about careers.
I’m not sure if I ever had a calculated plan beyond heading to college and wanted to land a steady, well-paying job. I had no precise definition of what well-paying was, just enough to support my needs.
My parents had laid the groundwork for a good work ethic. My dad always worked. Over time, part-time jobs, and side jobs too over the years to bring in extra money, and my mom after raising five children returned to work once I the youngest was in school.