It matters to us what George Osborne says in his budget statements, because it might help us figure out if we’ll ever get on the property ladder.We can’t always follow our dreams to go into creative industries, or take gap years and travel, because we know that to get onto a stable rung on the career ladder, it’s best to start as soon as possible.While you’re earning now, put some money aside and start saving so when you have a child you have choices. You need to realise the career you have in your twenties isn’t necessarily going to be the one you have in your thirties and forties. When I met James, I felt like we were equals and had similar lifestyles, on and off aeroplanes. The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.I didn’t realise there was this conspiracy about how your life changes overnight when you have a baby. How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?1) Found a job we love where we can take a long maternity leave and still have a desk to come back to.
“There’s definitely a huge pressure on young people these days,” says Anna, 26.Hopefully if you’re forewarned you’re forearmed.” So, girls in your 20s, be warned.You’re trying to have it all now, but no matter how many internships you do or how much you online dating, you may never actually have it all.On the other hand, she wants to enjoy her twenties and go on dates without wondering if she can see herself with them in five years time.She says: “You don’t want to settle, but you want to be with someone for a few years, and if you leave it too late, it will be really hard to find someone and it might be harder to have children.