great forum i really enjoy reading thru some of the articles. my name's nate and i'm currently 20 yrs old living in good ol' las vegas. two years ago i had no idea what i wanted to do with my life, but i was lucky enough to have a family friend who was a CFP. initially i was a sort of intern but eventually i started doing a lot on the operations side and found it really interesting. i found myself googling different investments on my free time (ira vs roth, 401k structures, taxing) even though i make no where enough for it to even be applicable to me. i make about 15k/yr part time and a full time student. i really want to look out for my future right now while i'm young, and just hoping to get some input from this great community
i know im interested in finance but have no idea my career path. i'm willing to work hard and long hours, and trying to get used to being more proactive in my own life.
savings-wise, i live with parents so not too many expenses. about $9k in student debt which is already scaring the heck out of me. the past two years I have been quite irresponsible with savings (read: $0, cursed cc) however i'm looking to change that this year with a disciplined budget and lowering my expenses wherever i can. i want to start putting away towards a savings acct, eventually maybe contributing to a roth (too early?) and helping my parents a bit more with rent.
so sorry for the huge intro and thx if u made it this far. i know i'm young so i may not be able to contribute much but looking fwd to being a part of the community.