Hi there. Making the jump from TMF's board. (Technically I am also on yahoo and msn, too, but who can keep up?!)
I am a newbie to the work world, but I'm hoping to make it a short trip to FI. I'm 24 and just graduated with my masters in physics last year. Planning to go back to get my PhD in a couple of years and enter the wonderful world of academia (read: low pay
Since I figured this was my first "real job" and my first opportunity to actually make enough money to save anything, I started boning up on personal finance last summer. Paired with the fact that I got a 4x increase in my pay from grad student to "grown-up," LBMM hasn't been too hard and I have been able to save a fair amount already.
While I am planning to return to the career I love and be a total workaholic, I would like to be financially independent one day so I am trying to continue learning a lot about investing and financial planning. Guess I bring a different perspective to the discussion. Anyway, hope you don't mind an aspirant hanging around trying to gain a few pearls of wisdom. (There are some hanging around here, right?
BTW- So far this seems like a nice board format. Any chance we can get all the traffic to centralize here (hint hint, intercst
), instead of continuing to be flung to the four winds?