So here I am- a 27 year old attorney who has had several goals most of my life. To own lots of fancy cars and a big house, join the golf club, and own every single electronic device that has/will be released the moment it hits the store shelves.
I was in school and just kept going and all the sudden I found myself as an attorney on my way to fortune and fame. Funny thing is, along the way I met my wonderful wife and made some great friends. I lost the desire to own the fancy cars- I am an avid bicyclist have sold my car to buy a $500 commuting fixed gear bike- I get more than my share of weird looks in this small town I moved to. I think my current house might be to big for my family- at 1300 sq ft we dont really even use one of the bedrooms. The electronic devices still intrigue me but Ive sold my cell phone (im either at home or at the office anyway) and Im hoping my iPod lasts a few more years. Oh yeah, guess I still make it to the club- but my firm pays for it.
My folks were never any good with money and I never learned anything about it until I started teaching myself. I find myself in a bit of a hole to begin with, but my ultimate goal is to be able to sit in a coffee shop and read the paper with my friends. All the while not worrying about how to make the student loan payments and knowing my next dividend check will cover my and my friends coffee as well as letting me live in the house I own. Im several years away but the goal has become more prevalent in my day to day thinking over the past 2 years. I just found this site and from what I can tell it looks great. Im a little younger than most but I have a great deal of respect for those who have gone before me and hope to learn from them (YOU!).
I am not very interested in becoming ultra money savvy. Im sure some would disagree when I say I would rather not pay a house payment and pay my mortgage off early just so I dont have the debt. Ill pay my taxes as long as what is left is enough for me to live off of. Ultimately I dont want to worry about my money (here is where that laziness bit comes in) I just want my money to do all the work and I just let it do its thing.
See you on the boards.