Lifestyle Creep is Dangerous for Young Professionals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Leveraging compound interest helps individuals avoid lifestyle creep, which Tim Petrey, managing partner at HD Davis CPAs LLC, says is the “most dangerous thing for young professionals.”

Lifestyle creep is a phenomenon where, as professionals earn more, that drives them to make more expansive lifestyle choices, such as a new car, larger home or nicer clothes.

“If you can avoid lifestyle creep, then all of a sudden you’re 10 years into your career and you’re set. Your first 10 years can set the tone for the rest of your working career,” Petrey says.

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