Today I was chatting with a (much older) coworker.
She said, idly: "Did you ever think about how much you would save, if, right away on your first job you actually saved money in your 401K?"
Me: *long pause* "......Yes....."
Coworker: "No, I mean seriously; like, not just up to the employer match, but to actually like, max it out to whatever the maximum is?"
Me: *longer pause* "......Yesss......"
In my head I was thinking, 'Aieeeeee!! What, you think you have to stop saving money once you get to the maximum? And you DON'T KNOW what the 401K limit is?'
This woman is probably ~60, complains INCESSANTLY about working and the environment at our company, and has no one in her life except her dog. I've been (and still am) wondering what in the world she spends her money on that she isn't retired already...