Devoting your life to monetary pursuits is less relevant in 2014 than ever before.
Inflation and your government will take whatever your children and divorce do not. Your hard work and squandering of your only real asset (time) will all be for far less than you anticipate.
2014 is a very different time to that in which your parents, aunts and uncles got married and chased corporate ‘success’.
Use your time for you. No one else will.