Hi there guys and gals, I've been frequenting quite a few investment-related forums and decided to make an account on the best-looking one.
First a little background on me:
I'm a 22 year old college student (halfway through associates degree, Accounting Major), I'm paying for school cash right now because I can afford it. I plan on getting some sort of loan to attain my bachelor's, as I'm sure I will have moved out of my parent's house within the coming months. I have a decent, stable job that doesn't pay me particularly well, but in Florida where unemployment is 14%, it will do for now.
My monthly expenses are estimated at $400, approximately 1/5 of my monthly income (like I said, not much). I put aside most of the remainder for the upcoming semester's tuition and books. Even so, I still find myself having a few extra hundred dollars at the end of the month sitting in my checking account, earning nothing. I'm on the verge of opening a Roth IRA account with Fidelity, which I hope to max out once I finish school and begin my career.
I've done a fair amount of research in the past few months, as the idea of investing has always appealed to me. I humbly admit, however, there is still much more for me to learn before I even consider taking a position in anything. Hence, my arrival to Early Retirement.
I hope to learn as much as I can while I'm young, and put my newfound knowledge to good use when I'm able to afford it. Look forward to conversing with you all!