How to Make a Six-Figure Salary in Your 20s

Congratulations! You’ve made it into the working world. You’re hip. You’re young. You’re cool. And you’re smart. You know you can handle that big-money 6-figure job. There’s just one problem: you can’t seem to convince anyone.

Does this describe you? Don’t worry. I will teach you how to land a six figure job at the low, low age of 22 — or even sooner.

First thing’s first. You’ll need a few formal items from your local thrift store. Something suitable for an office job. Got em? Good.

Next you’ll need a solid resume and a drive to find a good job. You’ll have to knock on doors, mail out your resume (like, physical copies) and the time to apply to hundreds of entry-level jobs online.

(I can hear you now. Entry level?! I thought you said I was going to be making six figures a year?! Don’t worry, dear reader — we’ll get there.)

When you land an interview, nail it. There’s tons of articles about that.

Got the interview? Landed the job? Awesome. They’ll offer you a salary. Ask for another 5%. Is this $35k or more?

BOOM. Nailed it. Holy shit, you have a job now! The hardest part is done.

Ok, so a company is going to pay you $35k+ this year. Perfect.

Now budget for $25,000 for this year’s expenses. You will have $10,000+ left over to invest in a Vanguard index fund. Do so.

Now leave that money untouched until you’re 52. Check your account. With average market returns you’ll have $66,144! Wow! Congratulations — you earned $101,144 when you were 22!