How many of you have "FU Money" or an "FU Reputation"? ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ

iynna's profile thumbnail
I used to have a sizeable FU fund until I got to business school ๐Ÿ˜‰ well that FU fund was for the MBA so it evens out!Not sure I have FU reputation yet but aspiring to it!
laelski's profile thumbnail
Hopefully your MBA will help you build back up that FU fund in no time! ๐Ÿ’ช
iynna's profile thumbnail
YESSSSS thatโ€™s the goal!
sigridviaene's profile thumbnail
I find myself to have a comfortable cushion - not FU Money- and I'm combining it with a FU Lifestyle. I make and have made choices (and was handed some by privileges like education & network ) that give me the freedom to prioritize.
lita81gr's profile thumbnail
A couple years ago I decided to take a year off because I was fine with the FU money but apparently didnโ€™t have the other one when I was ready to go back to work lol. Now I feel comfortable on both ends, but fortunately my current role has great people and is very chill, so hoping to not need either any time soon.
jikajika's profile thumbnail
Yassss!!! Get it, squirrel!Though with your current role, you could naturally be building up your FU Reputation - and not even know it.
lita81gr's profile thumbnail
Oh yeah, building up both. I mean, Iโ€™m not ready for early retirement, but I know Iโ€™d be fine if things went south and I had to leave suddenly. Iโ€™m also very frugal and a home owner again, so that helps a lot.
jikajika's profile thumbnail
Love it! You're giving yourself the choice to peace out, if necessary!!
laelski's profile thumbnail
Im not even close to having either, but I aspire to FU money someday!
jikajika's profile thumbnail
Me & you. We'll get there...๐Ÿ˜
maggiewolff's profile thumbnail
I have some cash/stocks, but it's being socked away for a down payment and also to pay off my grad school loans starting next year, so not exactly FU Money but I could dip into it if necessary. I don't quite have offers coming in every day, but I've had multiple people in my network let me know if I'm ever looking for a new role, they'd do what they could to get me one on their team or at their company or refer me to anyone in their network.
jikajika's profile thumbnail
That's awesome! For both, but especially the latter.
I've built a pretty comfortable cash cushion outside of my stocks/investments to cover quite a few years of living if I needed to. I'm still early in my career (early 30's) so don't consider it FU money, but it did let me have the freedom to walk away from a longtime job that wasn't giving me the growth and engagement I was looking for anymore.I'm not sure what qualifies as FU money but I suspect a lot of it also has to do with the attitude
jikajika's profile thumbnail
Nope. That counts!
madien's profile thumbnail
LOL, great question. I don't think I had FU Money for much of my career, being a Gen1 immigrant. But I aspire to place my kid on a better footing than that! I also have had no FU Reputation, sadly (or is it my low-self-esteem or imposter syndrome talking?) I've had recruiters calling me but I worked in a hot skills market. Anyway. Now as an indy business owner, I do have a good standing but I still have to do work to get work :-) (which is normal IMO).But I want to add a third component to the mix: (and this is just for fun, don't mean to hijack the thread) -- how about asking if anyone has a FU Talent? This is a skill that can help you switch careers relatively easily if the need be. For example, interior design, real estate, skill with numbers etc. I have known very talented women who have done this:-- Electrical Engineer turned into Loan Agent -- Software Engineer turned restaurant owner-- Biotech engineer turned yoga teacher
jikajika's profile thumbnail
I'm a Mechanical Engineer turned Content Marketing Manager๐Ÿ˜„A staple FU Talent is copywriting.If you can do that, you can go into any industry you want and make bank. And we're all working on our FU Money & Reputation. Don't you worry about it. We'll get there ๐Ÿ˜‰