Fun starts at 200k netnet I’d propose. once I was at that level the savings just went up - I didn’t actually spend any more. That was probably the case from around half that number if you’re talking net. 1 Vote up! Expectations change over time, but if you told 16 year old me I'd be where I am now, he'd be pretty amazed tbh. Happy with that. 2 Vote up! I thought id live in a bigger house to be fair. The issue was going to my uncles 5 bedroom stylish house off Clapham Common in the nineties which they bought as 2 creatives and thinking if i had a "suity" job i'd easily be able to live here too. They now go for £2.5m+ and I can't afford one. But i am aware I am fortunate that i have been able to buy full stop. The financial reward my career has given me is a lot of choices, and, self sufficiency, which is what i wanted and am happy with. 2 Vote up! No not really, got into banking for the dolla but was too late to get senior before the music stopped in 08. Given how low down I started in the profession, I've made something reasonable out of it I guess. 0 Vote up! No. But then when I started I was on £35k and thought I had absolutely made it. 1 Vote up! being a 'creative' in London in the 90s must have been great. Making whimsical, innuendo filled ads for Lynx/Durex/any beer all day before heading out to Camden in the evening to get smashed and retiring to your 5 bed townhouse in Clapham or Notting Hill. 0 Vote up! I suppose, but I think I underestimated just how expensive having a family was, especially off one income. I don't reckon I have any more cash in my pocket at the end of the month than when I was an NQ, despite earning many multiples of that now. 0 Vote up! Tom Fun Reply| Report Expectations change over time, but if you told 16 year old me I'd be where I am now, he'd be pretty amazed tbh were u skinny and not a bitter bigot back then, then? 4 Vote up! Surprised Davos hasn’t been on talking about the multiple properties he absolutely definitely owns 1 Vote up! TBH? No 0 Vote up! Hoped for? No. Expected? Yes. 1 Vote up! were u skinny and not a bitter bigot back then, then? Yeah I was skinny as. But nowhere near as fit then as I am now. Were you bald at that age or did you morph into a slaphead gradually? 1 Vote up! Much more than expected really, but really when I just started out and made around 50K I was so excited 2 Vote up! No. But they're still quite acceptable. I've realised people like me don't get to where I thought I'd be. And tbh I'm not sure if that's where I want to be anyway. 1 Vote up! No. But then again I am thinking about quitting anyway. 0 Vote up! More than I expected 10 years ago, but less than I expect now. 0 Vote up! I make more than I ever expected to, I don’t have the lifestyle I imagined I would have earning this much, 1 Vote up! So much weaknese in wallet on here. I dread to even fathom the related weakness in mind, body, and spirit. The flesh unwilling, the spirit even more so, the mind simply incapable. 1 Vote up! Pas encore, but there’s still time. 0 Vote up! Save. Get a good IFA. Worked for me! 0 Vote up! Yep, once I gave it some thought. 0 Vote up! I earn a lot more than I would have in my other career choices. A lot more stress on the other hand. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 1 Vote up!