Snowman wrote:True that Kirby-I really want to save my money and invest much of it (I'm thinking Real Estate, like apartment building and commercial properties, so If I start saving now I can have enough for a down payment+I can be able to pursue other things/hobbies/businesses. I live at home so it helps since my bills are rather small. That and I want a Camaro by the time I'm 23-24.) So If I get hired I'll be leaving my current place even though my co-workers are like my family and I'm going to miss them very much. But sometimes you gotta look out for your self too, so I'm excited if things go the way I hope.
Good mindset. I know we're all OT here... I'm about 5 years older than you, but the best and only advice i give to the younger ones is that you should save save save. You may not know what you're saving for yet, but when that time comes 5-25 years later, you'll know exactly what to invest in and will be rich! For now, you have the easy life, just save, save, and do the research on the best investment later. Things change every year, real estate may be good now in your desired area, but maybe not so later. Other bonds or investment my be worse/better later. You can't control or predict that. What you can
control is the savings now...
I'm not talking about saving everything, just a simple 10% from each paycheck will suffice. If you have a little extra, bump it up to 20%! but never go under 10%. Buy whatever you want even if it's considered a "stupid buy" as long as you're saving that 10-20% each paycheck. You will have a great future, trust me.