What's your end goal Veeky Forums?
Richest man in the world.
Expend 80% of my assets by the time I turn 60...
live life. die poor.
What is your goal
Work as a competitive and/or Political-Risk analyst for the private sector, then on to wallstreet where I'll start my own intelligence firm.
Retire at 45 with a wife, kids, and a ton of guns and cars.
I have no goals. Already make good money, am a CFA charterholder, have a cushy job, etc. I figure I'll just start spending a lot of time traveling once I am more loaded since I can take practically unlimited time off work. When my parents die I'll be set for life regardless. I will probably work for the foreseeable future since If I didn't I would probably slip into some kind of existential hell. I love books/movies/spending time with friends/whatever, but even that stuff gets old.
You sound like my retarded cousin who lost everything.
make enough to eliminate the possibility that you hate your life because of financial stress
I'm surprised so many people are aiming for early retirement.
I'm surprised that there are goals on this thread OTHER than early retirement. In my mind, that's the only goal that's worthy of anyone's time.
After you achieve that, you can essentially do any other fool thing you want, whether it be playing guitar, counting your nose hairs or just crawling into a whiskey bottle for a few years.
Wish you all the luck in the world achieving that, bro.
Slowly crawling toward the finish line.
Marry the girl I love and have kids with her.