We love to daydream about changing careers. It’s easy to envision ourselves in a more fulfilling job, making more money and having more free time. Yes, people do change jobs and find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But be careful. Just because we can dream of a better career doesn’t mean one exists for us.
This article on Yahoo Finance urges caution. For instance, consider whether you’ll need additional education – and the cost of it. If you’re married, ask whether your spouse can support both of you while you get established in a new career. What if you find the perfect career, but it requires you to move? Can you sell your house? Can you afford to buy another one in a different market? These are some questions to ask yourself. It’s fine to pursue your career dream, but be realistic about the implications.