- Seed / Series A investing, 40-50h per week, pretty shitty comp unless you strike gold (might as well be collecting food stamps)
- PE, 80h+ per week, more money than anybody could possibly know what to do with, but you basically don't get to live a life outside work
Money goals: I want occasional luxury travel (tour guide, nice hotel, nice food, nothing crazy), restoration hardware furniture, and second home in Tahoe that has a guest room, and to send my kids to private school. I don't need Wheels up, I don't need sports cars, I don't need a mansion. I don't know what annual compensation translates to this lifestyle.
Lifestyle goals: I want to be able to be an active participant in my kids' lives. My current MDs don't even know their kids names (facetiously). I want to have weekends back (don't mind working on the weekend but don't like the unpredictability).
Question: What fits this criteria / what's the middle ground where you optimize a comp to lifestyle ratio? Series A / B? Real estate? Hedge fund roles? I got flak for asking this same thing 5+ years ago when I was an undergrad, but I'm getting too old to be working these hours. I am ready for kids.