I am a fresh graduate, just finished my masters degree in electrical electronics and have passed with Merit. I have also had a girlfriend for the past 4 years and although she has not started pushing or bugging me yet for marriage; I know there is this unspoken expectation that soon after my masters, we should be getting married. I have often over-heard her folks ask her for how long more we want to wait before we tie the knot.
The thing is I have 2 very close friends who are older than me, actually both are in their late 30s but have very different lives. Femi married straight after he got his first job and now has kids and all , while Kunle went straight into contracting and business and is still not married.
Least to say Kunle is far richer (financially) than Femi, besides having the freedom to take various types of contracts across the nation without any barriers, he has been able to invest into his own business from savings he has been making. On the other hand, Femi is not doing badly himself, and claims to be happy with family life but I can tell he sometimes wonders what would have happened if he had first pursued his career fully before starting a family.
I know some people claim money is not the only measure of wealth or true happiness, but I also know the bible says money answereth all things. I have much older uncles who started their families first then later started making money but except those that stumbled into major breakthroughs, the rest never really catch-up with their peers, who went straight into making money. At the same time I do not want to be taking my children to nursery school in my fifties (Simon Cowell) when I am already suppose to be a grandpa.
Any suggestions or advice from your readers will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much and keep up the good work on your Blog.