I know that a small handful of you are actually in careers related to textiles/clothing/fashion. Â Examples: Chuck has his own clothing business, Carlo Franco. Â Mr. Kabbaz is a custom shirtmaker. Â Shirtmaven(Carl) is in the shirt business. Â A Harris is the West Coast rep for Laszlo Vass's United States agent. Â I may be missing a couple - I apologize if I've forgotten to include you. Â This is my question: how did you decide to join the field in which you are now working? Â Those who go to college these days are encouraged to choose a "financially viable" major. Â Many have aspirations(sometimes their own, sometimes their parents') of going to law school, MBA programs, medical school, etc...which may lead to the "prestigious" careers such as finance/investment banking, corporate law, medical doctor. Here are my goals in life: 1. have a nice home in a location which is warm but not extremely hot in summers, pleasant in winter. Â Which places would fit the bill? Â I assume certain parts of California and Florida. Â Any suggestions? 2. make enough money to pay the bills, have a few "luxuries," put my kids through college, and have enough to have a fairly comfortable retirement, and hopefully leave at least a little something for the kids when I'm gone. Â Though money is far from everything for me, it could help to alleviate certain worries. 3. have a job which is reasonably enjoyable. Â I don't have to love every moment of it, but it I'm miserable doing it, I'd better be making an insane amount of money(millions). Â Better yet, I'd rather not do it in the first place. Â Also, if it's a job which requires me to be at my place of employment(unless I'm working from home) for 17 hours a day then I may be making money, but have no time to have a life of my own. I know that some of this is wishful thinking. Â For example, I want to find a good place to live and a decent home and then worry about a good job in the area. Â I know that this is a broad question. Â I'm not trying to map out the next 40 years of my life(honestly.) or figure out the meaning of life. Â I just thought that many of you have "real-life" experience and may be good candidates to help me to clarify a few things with your perspectives. Â Mr. Kabbaz probably has quite a bit of experience dealing with enormously wealthy individuals who took the Wharton/Harvard Law path. Â Chuck gave up a good career in IT. Â So...any feedback appreciated. Â Thanks in advance.
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