While #2 is enjoying pasta from the source for two weeks, we’re running guest posts. Since it’s Friday, instead of Ask the Grumpies, we’re helping Leigh to introduce her new feature: Ask Leigh Anything. Leigh gives amazingly great financial advice and brings wonderful insight in comments when we discuss financial matters– I would trust her with any money question, and I’m curious to see her take on non-monetary questions as well.
Here’s Leigh with more:
I am a late twenties software engineer who has been a personal finance geek since the age of 16. I’m not a CPA or a finance professional, just a normal person who has been lucky her passion career pays well and has built up her net worth significantly. I graduated from undergrad with $30k in the bank and no student loans thanks to lucrative internships and my parents paying for my degree. In the six years since I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree, I bought a car in cash and a condo with 20% down, built strong credit, maxed out my retirement accounts repeatedly, paid down my mortgage aggressively, built up my net worth to half a million dollars by age 26, my boyfriend moved in with me, and I am about to start my Master’s degree, which I will pay for with both cash and employer reimbursements.
I am happy to answer any of your financial questions! Whether it’s about how I did X or what you should do in Y situation.
You can post your questions here [in the comments section] or you can shoot an email to leightpf at gmail dot com.