Green to SPG

American Express forum. Talk about AmEx credit cards like Blue, Gold, Platinum, Centurion, and more.
13 posts
User avatar
Snowman
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 630
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 10:10 pm
Location: North Los Angeles County

Postby Snowman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:06 pm

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.
Bank Of America: BankAmeriCard Cash Rewards-4.2k
Citi: Forward-4.5k American Airlines Advantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard 9/6/15-4K
Discover: More-7k
Amex BCE.2k- Amex SPG-5k
Chase: Freedom-5kSouthwest Rapid Rewards Plus- 3.6k
Capital one: Venture one-10,000, Visa Signature.


SuperKirby
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:41 pm
Location: LAS / OKC

Postby SuperKirby » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:10 pm

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.

User avatar
Snowman
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 630
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 10:10 pm
Location: North Los Angeles County

Postby Snowman » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:18 pm

I do plan to save and save. My parents did that when they first came to the states nearly 25 years ago and now they are pretty set (they both work in health care, but have some good investments that they made). I want to be successful enough to the point where I can pursue other dreams and Ideas (ever since I have been a little boy, I have always wanted to be in Law Enforcement, so If I am successful in RE I can pursue that, so even if something happens to me and I have a family, they will be taken care of.) I have about 2k saved up right now and I refuse to touch it at this point. But I am really hoping to get hired and start living a good life and maybe even move out of my parents house...lol.
Bank Of America: BankAmeriCard Cash Rewards-4.2k
Citi: Forward-4.5k American Airlines Advantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard 9/6/15-4K
Discover: More-7k
Amex BCE.2k- Amex SPG-5k
Chase: Freedom-5kSouthwest Rapid Rewards Plus- 3.6k
Capital one: Venture one-10,000, Visa Signature.



Return to “American Express”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests