Anyone else insecure about their finances?

Apple jfuH00
Jun 11 35 Comments

I currently make $250k TC, and have $1.2m saved up but I feel really poor living in Cupertino.

Everyone around me seems to ball hard and meanwhile I’m still struggling to get to Fat FIRE. I will probably have to be a wagecuck for another 8-10 years.

Anyone else struggling with insecurity about finances?

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  • Twitch ffgtrv
    You’re a loser. I’ve 2 YOE and have $12million saved up.
    Jun 11 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Humblebrag?
    Jun 11 0
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    • Oath Atinlay2
      “Feels” gives it away
      Jun 11
  • Facebook f33dback
    If you feel this way with 1.2 mil in the bank you're in for a boring life.
    Jun 11 1
    • Apple jfuH00
      OP
      Why do you say that?
      Jun 11
  • Cavium sowjeg145
    Whats your YOE?
    Jun 11 6
    • Deloitte broadway74
      I have 10 yoe, no savings except 401k, and started making $30k out of college. Get a grip.
      Jun 11
    • Apple jfuH00
      OP
      I’ve been working since I was 11 years old (delivering newspapers), then retail throughout high school, then college internships/working during school year, then 9 years of working.

      When does it end?
      Jun 11
    • Deloitte broadway74
      You have $1.2m, go fire in lcol doing what you love. You are literally complaining you only have $1.2m dollars.
      Jun 11
    • Axtria 💗69
      OP, I am sorry you feel this way. Look at how far you have come and be proud of that. If you feel super stuck, get out of it. Happiness and satisfaction in life is much more important than $$
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      Can’t you take non paid leave for months? If you can’t enjoy life, what is the meaning of saving so much money? Just to keep eating?
      Jun 11
  • SAP $AP
    this guy need medical treatment. yes you are fxxking poor
    Jun 11 0
  • Unity ThlD23
    I make less but don't spend all my free time rubbernecking other people's possessions and lives and I'll bet I'm richer than you for it.
    Jun 11 0
  • New litasf
    Seriously?
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    Doesn't feel like much of a humblebrag to me, anyone making 200K+ with 9yoe should at least have 1M net worth. The serious answer is that the people "balling hard" are likely living beyond their means. You'll get to fatfire eventually unlike them.
    Jun 11 3
    • Intel
      BOBBY_AXE

      Intel

      BIO
      Bobby Axelrod. CEO, Axe Cap. NYC
      BOBBY_AXEmore
      Agree with most of your ideas but at least 1m at 9yoe is false. He had to start much lower. But even at 200k x9yoe if you want to believe 1.8m gross earnings just for the fun of it.... CA taxes murders a third... cost of living and insurance etc a third... so maybe if he got lucky he saved 600k and his investments grew.
      Jun 11
    • Oracle Donut_King
      @MS You have no idea how saving works. You are assuming op was making close to $200k every year for the last nine years, which is typically untrue. Even if they did, tax would take out at least 25% ($450k), leaving op with ~$500k after savings (added some investment income from all the savings) over nine years for all expenses. Although not impossible to save 1.2M, it is highly unlikely.
      Jun 11
    • New bricked
      I did exactly the same path as the op. 9yoe and currently sitting on 1.4M, and similar TC (a bit higher these days). People forget how massive SP500 growth has been. I started my career in 2010 with $0 and immediately started putting significant portions of my paychecks in index funds.
      Jun 11
  • New / Eng
    Psynaptic

    New Eng

    BIO
    Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
    Psynapticmore
    Lol, wagecuck. The real cuck is to have lived a life doing things for money rather than for both money and enjoyment, then bragging about how much fiat currency you amassed while you try to reclaim what you missed in your youth.
    Jun 11 0
  • Google blah🤯
    Yea, I want to buy a Lamborghini but I am only earning 100k now :(
    Jun 11 0
  • Yelp overmind
    Well, I know what I would do with a million dollars...
    Jun 11 2
    • Google / Eng caniretire
      Two chicks at the same time?
      Jun 11
    • Yelp overmind
      Damn straight, always wanted to do that
      Jun 11
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    New Ops

    PRE
    Rakuten USA
    BIO
    Obligatory: YoE 20, TC 41k. Such is life for us non-SWE office monkeys!
    tooQ10more
    I make less than one fifth what you do, will be working for wages until I die, and I seem to be less nervous than you are.
    Jun 11 0
  • Taylor Farms Batistuta
    Lol. You made my day
    Jun 11 0
  • Intel
    BOBBY_AXE

    Intel

    BIO
    Bobby Axelrod. CEO, Axe Cap. NYC
    BOBBY_AXEmore
    No. Because:
    "Everyone around me seems to ball hard"
    Who cares.
    Jun 11 0
  • Unity ThlD23
    You are chasing something you will never find.
    Jun 11 0
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

    Jet.com Other

    PRE
    Starbucks
    gtfoorgtfomore
    Buy a yacht
    Jun 11 0
  • Facebook public2
    You are super rich my man! Your passive income is just shy the average income for a us family of four. Keep investing and you're golden!
    Jun 11 0
  • Google / Eng caniretire
    Poop in your pants. It'll make you feel better.
    Jun 11 1
    • Intel D’s🥜
      All the cool kids are doing it
      Jun 11
  • Mentor Graphics / Eng sipi
    All around you are also poor, not by money
    Jun 11 0