Examine this chart very carefully and comment accordingly...
A few years ago my daughter and I were sitting at the dinning table discussing her future and what we discovered spawned a whole new attitude and the chart above. She was just at the beginning of her career path, consequently we decided to put all things in perspective and talk about the possibilities. My background was in corporate communications and visual design so I knew quite a bit about presenting facts and figures in the form of charts and graphs. As we talked I layed out on a napkin the details. The above chart is a refined and simplified version of that table top discussion.
The bottom line is there is a plan for our future that we have all bought into that was established by the system we serve. We all think it's OK until you see the systems plan written out and in a visual format. Let's just say shooting for retirement according to what the system says is not a winning situation, even if you do everything just as the system says. I'm not goin' to say what I think right now about the whole plan but I will say it does not look good to me or my daughter. If you don't make a plan of your own you fall into the system's plan by default. My question to you is what do you think about the chart and what is the solution? I have my answers already...what are yours?
Take a look at the chart above and post your thoughts.