High Finance... Or Something
Furthering my quest to be financially responsible, I joined my company's 401(k) today. Now I'm really a grown-up.
I honestly don't know why it took me so long to join. I think in Illinois, I thought this job was temporary. I was determined not to stick with it for more than a year. Then, when I decided I was moving, I didn't know if this job would last here in California. Like, it was a vehicle to make the move, but it didn't have to be anything else. And while I was in Encino, I was miserable, so I really didn't think the job would last long. And with all that uncertainty, why join the 401(k)? Especially when you're not 100% vested for five years, y'know?
Now, I guess it's a sign I'm much happier with work. There's more I want to do with my life, ultimately, including going back to school. But for now, I may as well suck it up, accept my fate, and be responsible for my future retirement. Plus, if I get a 4% raise annually (HA! Ahahahaha! Riiiiight...), I could have $2,534,142.00 when I retire. And I'll still have money when I'm 99 years old. Sounds pretty good, eh?