Ok, I'm totally not rich, and I'm probably old too. I'll have to readjust the way I see myself.Good point. Fortunately only debt we have right now is my wife's graduate education from Columbia which I'm paying off slowly, pay our CC's off in full every month (mainly use for easy monthly accounting, securty and cashback/promotions). Recently bough a condo so have that part done, have a 401k, high interest savings and some stock as well.
Think I'm headed on the right track - or at least that's what I want to believe. BTW, I no longer consider myself young - although that again is relative
I have enough money to do/go/get anything I really want (well, not houses and big diamonds) but I rent my home and I work 7 days a week.
I have no plans to retire, ever. I'll finish a tattoo, wipe it off and say "Ok, go look at that in the mirror and tell me what you think." and drop dead on the floor. I live in an area where there is A LOT of money though,(Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena) and not all of those people seem completely happy (I see some as clients) so I don't mourn the fact that I'm not uber rich. When I want something I just decide I'll have it and then create the money. I love what I do so much it's what I'd do for fun after work if I had to get a job, my family is healthy and we all get along, and I finally picked the right guy to marry...I wouldn't trade that for money. Next comes a house though.