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Re: Reaching Severe Burnout - Can I Scale Back Career?

I really relate to your post. I was in a similar position at about your age--I was in BIGLAW and the hours were brutal. I will tell you what I did and what I wish I had done. What I did : Left BIGLAW for a nonprofit (what I thought was my dream job). Hours were much much less, and I took a huge pay ...
by Chitownlady
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:48 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Reaching Severe Burnout - Can I Scale Back Career?
Replies: 50
Views: 6499

Re: Going without a pre-nup?

pre-nups always seemed like a negative way to start a marriage to me. if you are this negative about the permancy of your coupling I would not get married. i think both of you need to do this for life or not at all. just sayin... I agree. I personally think marriage is the second largest decision a...
by Chitownlady
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Going without a pre-nup?
Replies: 255
Views: 13992

Re: Affording stay at home parent

What does your wife want to do? What do you want? Is what you want worth delaying your retirement / having less in retirement? No one can answer these questions for you. As an aside, as a woman who has chosen to work (could have been a SAHM but do not want to), I find the.fluffy.bunny's response pre...
by Chitownlady
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Affording stay at home parent
Replies: 74
Views: 7592

Re: Would you buy this house?

Thank you for the thoughtful responses everyone. We have two children and have been / will be putting in $10k per year for each (grandparent gift). This is obviously not a guaranteed thing, but there is already a sizable chunk in each. The au pair would save us about $700 per month but more importan...
by Chitownlady
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you buy this house?
Replies: 26
Views: 2309

Would you buy this house?

We live in a high cost city (Chicago). I am 34 my husband is 36. We found a house in a good public zone that would allw us to have an au pair, which would save us In child costs and fit well for our family. Our HHI is $285k excluding bonuses. The house is $865k. We would put 20% down. After the down...
by Chitownlady
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:04 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Would you buy this house?
Replies: 26
Views: 2309

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