Always Looking Forward
As I enter my 30s, I can confidently say that I am proud of the financial management skills I learned in my 20s. From purchasing my first house by myself to designing a new home with my partner, I enjoy setting financial goals and challenging myself to meet them with the support of financial professionals.
I have faced major life decisions that affected my financial situation, but I am fortunate to have been able to learn from these experiences and re-evaluate my financial goals and priorities. Over the past six years, travel has been a major priority that I’ve saved and planned for.
However, I recently made the decision to return to school to obtain my Master’s degree. Because of the large graduate studies tuition payments, this is the first time in my life I have had to manage a line of credit. This has prompted me to cut back on travel and focus on paying off the loan and saving for retirement. While I will miss the palm trees, mountains and adventures, I know this commitment to my future will pay off in the long run.
Amanda is focused on looking at the long term and continuing to plan for her future as she enters this new and exciting decade of her life.
To read the first installment of Amanda’s Financial Journey, check out “How My Parents Helped Me Learn the True Value of Money”