I totally hear you. People think that once they arrive at making a decent salary, they’re going to magically see all their money problems disappear. That’s the insidious thing about pay and opportunity inequity. It builds a hole that literally goes back generations. Many of us didn’t have parents to give them a boost or start so that we could take some of the opportunities that pay less but pay off later like those in tech startups with stock options. Many of us start out with so much debt from college because we didn’t have the grants and scholarships that come from “top” schools or other entitlements. So yes, you will feel the climb from the hole for a while and I want you to know that your courage to share is important for many to understand.

Hang tight. It gets better.