My previous posts dealt with running and my inability to stop smoking. The focal point of this post will be finances, I will lay insight into my financial situation and how I deal with it.
With marriage, buying a house, and one day starting a family being future goals, achieving financial security often lingers at the back of my head. Anyone knows the initial steps to attain financial security involves becoming debt free. Luckily my parents aided me in never getting into debt.
The next step would be to put some money away as savings. The frugality my parents demonstrated directly influenced my spending habits. With a somewhat modest 30K salary, I have been able to save up quite a large sum of money, well above an average 25 year old (I think).
Still I have much to learn in order to truly be financially savvy. Books have enlightened me into recently opening a Roth IRA (for retirement) and to start investing. Luckily my girlfriend comes from a similar financial background hence making decisions together easy. Hopefully our dreams will become reality in the near future.
I apologize if this post comes off as cocky, I have been feeling somewhat down and this provides a way for me to forget my shortcoming.
4/16/08 – 4.6 miles in 43:51 seconds