Things Most People Accomplish By 35

Aging is... well quite frankly it's scary. Getting older scares the crap out of me. Not because it means I'm technically closer to death, but because I'm afraid that when I reach a certain age I won't accomplish everything that I hoped or dreamed I would accomplish. I don't want to look back and think about all the things I DIDN'T do when I was younger.

As someone that is not in her 30s yet I feel some pressure to accomplish things before I hit the big 3-0. Recently Business Insider looked at data and found that there are seven things people typically accomplish by 35. I looked at this list and I think I've accomplished maybe about 1 1/2 to 2 things so far, though others I don't think I want accomplished.

The seven things most people accomplish by 35 include:

  • The average 35-year-old in the U.S. is married — the most common age for women to marry is 27, while it's 29 for men.
    I'm married, so check that one off.
  • They will also likely have a child, with the average American woman having her first child by age 28.
    I don't have a child yet, but there's still time.
  • They’re a homeowner, with the median age for first-time homeowners being 32.
    I'm not a home owner, nor do I really see myself owning a home any time soon.
  • A typical 35-year-old has an average salary of $49,400, earning about $950 a week.
     I hope I have an average salary of $49,400 by the time of $35. Because right now I think my average salary is free food from Danny.
  • Most 35-year-olds have an average net worth, not including home equity, of $14,226.
    I believe currently my net worth is $19
  • A typical 35-year-old is in debt to the tune of $133,100.
    NOPE! I will gladly say that I'm not in that much debt and I don't ever plan to be.
  • The average American has already had 11 jobs by the time they hit 35.
    I have had about twenty.... twenty-seven jobs so far. I imagine that number to be bigger by the time I hit 35.


What do you think? Are you the "average" 35-year-old American? Let me know!

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