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Re: pick up double major or finish college in 3 years?

I actually faced a similar situation a few years ago. I met with the head of my engineering department early in my sophomore year and told him that since I was several courses ahead, I was thinking about pursuing a 2nd undergrad major in business. He told me pretty bluntly that professionally it wou...
by Kevin1989
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: pick up double major or finish college in 3 years?
Replies: 112
Views: 5775

ESPP - Short-term Tax loss or Tax gain?

Hello! Fairly new to investing so this is probably a simple question. I was able to purchase ~3.5k in shares through my employer at a 15% discount a few months ago, and income tax was automatically taken when the shares were purchased. The FMV at purchase was $80 but with the discount I essentially ...
by Kevin1989
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: ESPP - Short-term Tax loss or Tax gain?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: 24 year old new to investing

Wow, good replies! I live in Chicago, Illinois. I do like the suggestion of using the traditional 401k now that I think about it. I graduated in May 2012 and did not start working full-time until June 2012, so Iast year my earnings were about half of what they will be this year (plus I got a nice ed...
by Kevin1989
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 24 year old new to investing
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: 24 year old new to investing

Thanks everyone! I'll definitely take a look at those links. So far the most Boglehead book I've read was The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need by Larry Swedroe. It just seemed to make a lot of sense to me. I like that breakdown ruralavalon . I will probably plan that as m...
by Kevin1989
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 24 year old new to investing
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

24 year old new to investing

Hello! I have little experience actually investing, but now that I have some funds available, I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject lately. So after recently getting started I’d like to see if I find myself on a good initial path. Age: 24 Annual Salary: $73,000 Debt: Fortunately none! No...
by Kevin1989
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 24 year old new to investing
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

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