Hi Phelissitie,

Thank you so much for asking this question because I think it addresses such as important barrier when we think about changing jobs: Financial limitations.

The age group I had in mind is actually around the 30s-40s range. I am no longer in my 20s. I have no children but I am full blown in mortgage land. I agree, a change is not always just for you, we have to take our family into consideration and obviously finances are a big part to keeping a family safe and healthy.

I want to challenge the way we see financial limitations by offering a few questions to ask ourselves but we often choose not to:

  1. How much debt do I have?
    Deal with this first before any job change is considered. Once we deal with this, it really frees us to focus on the next 2 questions

If you decide enough is enough with the job you have, set a timeline for your new adventure. A year, 2 years? And constantly reevaluate your finances with yourself and with your partner during this time.

If you’ve made it through this article length response, I really appreciate it and thank you so much for reading to the end!

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