When you hit the big 3-0, it's officially time to grow up. Business Insider suggests you do this by taking your blindfold off and stop lying to yourself about money.
I'm not quite 30 yet, but I'm more than familiar with the notion that this age is the new benchmark for people to get their lives together.
There are books, blogs, and Twitter accounts dedicated solely to helping people cross that line in the best shape for their future. They do this by telling you to get rid of debt, stop shopping so much, start a 401(k), and brace yourself for wrinkles.
But in my opinion, it takes a lot more than a healthy bank account and nice skin to live a full and happy life, whether you're 29 or 59. Most of us know how to succeed; we just happen to let ourselves — and a few convenient lies — get in the way.
So long as my job pays well, it's OK if I hate it.
The job market may not be what it used to be, but by age 30 no one should be toiling away at a job that leaves them stressed out and dissatisfied with life.
We were inspired by a young woman who wrote about turning her back on a lucrative job on Wall Street when years of 14-hour workdays made her overweight, burnt out, and miserable.