To a certain extent, Americans are raised with expectations of how their lives will go. By 18 you finish high school, and then you choose a job or go to college. By 22 you should be settling down with a clear career plan, considering a family, and contributing to your 401k. By 30 you’ll have a comfortable savings, your first home, and your life all figured out.
Part of reaching adulthood is realizing that there is no timeline set in stone for your life, and a thousand factors influence when and if you reach certain milestones. By your late 20s, you’ve figured out that 30 is not a magic number, either. Still, the pressures from the media and what we see our peers achieving can cause us to feel like we don’t measure up, and may even result in some questionable financial choices. So we set out to find … Read the rest