As you grow in your career and life, how do you measure your progress and/or success (or failure) financially? I see having a steady job, no debts, some savings, and planning for retirement as signs of good progress,. On creature comfort levels, a decent home, and decent car to meet my needs. What about you? do you consider a fancy new car as a sign of success? bigger houses? traveling around the globe? being able to tell your boss to buzz off? (Of course there is more to life than $$, I'm specifically asking about the financial successes).