This afternoon, we were talking about money, which is not my favorite topic, since I hate to have to confront evidence of my own foolishness, and I was saying that, back in college, we sat around one evening talking about how much money we think we’d have to pull in annually to feel secure–not necessarily wealthy, but that we could provide for all our needs, not be in debt (except maybe a car payment and a house payment), and life a life not extravagant but pleasant. What would it take for you to feel like you could be set for life?
When I was 21, I said $100,000 a year.
I think it’s obvious that I have an English degree, because twelve years later, I still think $100,000 would do me.
If I made $100,000 a year, I would feel financially comfortable and secure.