seattle prattle wrote:
That's totally up to you. No one can tell you. How you save, spend, invest, enjoy, etc. is all yours to choose and live with the consequences.
And the question, is it a lot of money. A: Yes, it's not.
Another words, it would be a lot for one guy, and nothing to another.
Which are you?
If you're on the fence about the decision, it doesn't have to be an all or nothing proposition. For example, you could spend some of it and save the rest, or keep your job but ask for the summer off, etc. Do whatever you are comfortable with. Be careful to not burn any bridges. And you might be surprised that what you think is absolutely intolerable might not be so bad after all.
It's all relative to location, salary, goals...
Is this in addition to a retirement fund? What's your current salary?
Moo Goo wrote:
If you're gonna take a break, now is the best time as the job market is red hot. You will have no problem finding another gig.
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WealthMaster LLC wrote:
Go find some ladyboys in Thailand like other guys your age brah!
this advice really rings true from my experience. He is spot on.
Guess what... all industries suck.
Everything gets boring after enough years. Some may take 2 years, some may take 10.
Most people would kill for a relaxed job, especially one that pays $90k. When you get on the other side of the fence, working in a high-stress job, you'll look back at how silly you were being at 26.
Bring your passion to work, it's you who is not interesting, not your industry. There is so much to learn in even the most (seemingly) menial industry, that one person will never know everything about it. You're still at that age where you know everything and you are so much smarter then everyone else.
Actively search out new challenges, never leave work without learning something new, either through your own research or through a co-worker. Ask your managers for new challenges or projects that are beyond your current scope. Show some initiative, be humble, and take pride in your work.
Finding a job that follows your passion will eventually destroy your passion. Life always gets the last laugh, that is my guarantee to you.
The Other Guy84 wrote:
It's a good start, but $60,000 can quickly become zero with some misfortune (medical bills, etc.). But, you're off to a good start.
Until you're to the point where your money can work for itself and you can sustain your standard of living ad infinitum by living off of your investments, you need to keep pressing. You aren't truly financially independent until that happens. You probably need at least 200k-300k before you can even start having a discussion about taking time off or quitting a job (and even then you probably couldn't quit forever). Some however would quit in your exact shoes and that's a huge mistake.
But, in the mean time, there's nothing wrong with rewarding yourself a little bit here and there. Quitting your job would be a massive mistake unless you have something comparable (and a sure thing) lined up to replace that source of income though. Few people like their jobs. Suck it up and keep pressing -- you're young. Grind it out and reap the rewards later.
horrible advice, ignore this guy.
Or "suck it up" and "grind" your life away.