Originally Posted by Bradford
In her opinion, I should have one with the idea being that I apparently know the exact position where I would like to end up and, in her words, "be able to look back in 20-years and know that I've built something."
I can understand your wife's (legitimate) desire, but in today's economic climate nobody knows where he/she will be 20 years down the road. Stability was totally sacrified to globalization and service oriented economy.
With that in mind, your frequent moves probably make her nervous, so why not stay longer in your next place?