Humanitarians are confident and accomplished scholars living alone, with housemates or a partner, and perhaps young children—whatever stage they’re at, they don’t believe settling into mortgages and family life ever needs to mean moving out to the ‘burbs. Often younger than other Leading Lifestyles, Humanitarians nevertheless already earn six figures as up-and-coming doctors, accountants or marketing and communications managers—and plan to be smart with their money, investing in shares and property.
Walk with Me
I was up at 5am this morning: the personal trainer Liz had me and the girls get up and meet her at Batman Park at dawn for boot camp. Shopping for boots I can do, but this? Thankfully Julia had thought ahead and went online the night before to source a cafe that was open that early. When she showed up with a tray of lattes I would have offered her my first born as payment.
I’m not 24 anymore so I'm getting up at 5am instead of getting home. Although another difference is that now when I do get home (at 1am, maybe) at least it’s my home, and I’m paying off my mortgage, not someone else’s. And I can put all the hooks in I want.
I always knew I wanted the security of owning my own place, but didn’t want to compromise on location and lifestyle. Mum and Dad offered years ago to help me out with a deposit and I said, ‘Can I take a raincheck?’ So I saved up a fair whack myself and ended up getting a place I’ll actually want to live in for a while. But I’m still putting as much extra into the mortgage as I can to build up equity.
I work like crazy in my job as an IT project manager and I’m doing my MBA part time, so I need the odd escape. Next weekend a few of us have rented a house down near Wilsons Prom. We’re planning to leave early—maybe not 5am though.