Personal finance goals Essay

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personal finance goals

Figuring out where you will be financially years from now is hard to imagine. There are
always what you plan, and then there's things that just happen that you would usually
rather not have of. You can always make goals and things and hope that things go alright
and end up close to what you expected.

I am currently eighteen years old. I am working on setting up all my financial things so
that I am independent and can rely on myself for what I need and not have to worry about
having my parents approving of things and being responsible for what I choose to do. I am
going to take out a small loan soon and work on building up my credit history. I am also
planning on transferring all my things like my car and phone to my name. This summer I am
going to get a full time job as a CNA and save up some money for next year college. I plan
on hopefully going to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for my bachelors degree in
nursing. As I attend college I plan on staying employed as a CNA and working as much as
possible so that I can afford to pay my tuition that I will basically be on my own with.
During my college years I plan to get a few small credit cards just in case and also to
keep my credit good. After I graduate, I would like to move somewhere south or west and
work as a Psych RN. While I work as a RN, I may go back to school and complete my masters
program to become a NP (nurse practitioner). I will be receiving my insurance through
whatever company I am working at because that will be required in order for me to even
apply. Hopefully I will have met someone by then and will get married after I receive my
bachelors and will eventually have two kids. I will then purchase my own house and also a
car. I will be paying insurance on both of these items. I will work the rest of my life as
a Nurse and will eventually retire at the age of 65.

Although I don't really know how well all of this will work out and I'm sure there are
probably easier ways to do all this, I don't think I will be talking to any professionals.
I think I have enough basic understanding in order to keep myself stable. Granted I will
probably fall a couple of times and make a few mistakes, I've been taught to keep working
at it and you'll get it right eventually. I know that in order to get what you want you
have to try and work really hard. I don't believe in being handed things, whether it be
money or advice or anything else. I would rather try and fail then have someone tell me
what to and what not to do.

I myself believe in risks to an extent. I think they are alright as long as they are
somewhat logical. I don't believe in "jumping off a cliff with no ropes hoping to
survive". I plan on having two accounts, one checking and one savings. I will mainly work
with my checking account and the savings will not be touched unless for emergencies. I
will keep a minimum of a thousand dollars in my savings account, which I will be opening
at a credit union since they have a slightly higher interest rate, so I will always have
it. I have learned to always keep a "safe" amount of money the hard way, which is why I
will be taking out a loan soon. I think the best investment for you to make is the
purchasing of a house. The only catch though is to make sure that you can afford the
payments, because if you don't make them all or you are late with them your credit will go
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