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!