It’s important to find tasks where you’re eligible for long term benefits.
It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement, health care, and life insurance.
My 2 sets of Grandparents are a fantastic example of this method playing out over years of a person’s life. My mother’s parents were early planners. They were saving for their childrens’ school fund before they ever conceived a single baby. When they had their last child, they already had a growing 401k and 2 solid pensions between both of them. By the time they reached retirement age at 65, they had never been more comfortable financially. It was fantastic seeing their travel photos on the internet when they were still young enough to go on trips around the world. My father’s parents weren’t care about this at all. They never saved and worked weird tasks for decades. By retirement age, neither of them had pensions or retirement funds. Their marriage ended in a divorce while they were in their 60s. I took a new task with better benefits to avoid this eveningmare altogether. Best of all, since this new task is in a weird state, the business is paying for my travel expenses. They’re also paying to put myself and others in a short term home for rent while I search for my own long term home. Since the new task is going to spend my money myself and others such a high salary, I could realistically get a mortgage for a new house. I’ll just have to wait and see if I stick with the task past the 90-day probation period.