1. Become financially secure
2. Go back to school
3. Begin new career
While I do enjoy my current career path, it’s not what I ever imagined I would be doing heading into what I consider true adulthood. Now with just six months and 12 days left in my 20s and, as my college roommate Gabbie told me on my 22 birthday, “30 really is just around the corner”.
A while back, feeling very lost about what I was doing with my life, I decided that my 30th birthday was my self-imposed deadline for getting on track. Not that I needed to be “there”, but that by the time I turn 30, I need to be on the path to getting “there”. And I’m very much of the mindset that it is never too late to become who you want to be.
It should be noted that my five-year plan has nothing to do with rugby (getting better!) and very little to do with my personal life (which is pretty damn good!), except that they are all interconnected to me. I have already done quite a lot of work in the past few years to get my personal life and rugby on better paths.
I’ve already taken some important, but challenging steps, towards No. 1. And recently, I found out that there is a whole world of personal financial blogs that I have found to very valuable in resources and information. Not everyone is having the same issues as me or each other, but I’ve been pretty amazed at what’s out there and how much all of these people want to help others be financially secure. They cover the gamut of mortgages to student loans to credit card debt to just not knowing anything about money.
These blogs are just like what we have here in our ruckosphere, but for personal finance. And if you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, debt is becoming a very serious issue for Americans.
So, I’m starting a list of Personal Finance Bloggers that I’ve been reading lately as I begin my work on crossing off No. 1. And since starting this blog was all about sharing resources important to rugby players, I thought these links worth sharing too. If we can’t afford to keep playing rugby, we can’t possibly keep enjoying it. 🙂 And I figure if it’s helping me accomplish my five-year plan, it might help you too.
I only have three links right now that I found through this recent article in the New York Times, but I’ll add more as I find good ones:
If you have any personal finance blogs to share, please let me know. Every so often, I’ll post an update on my five-year plan. And if you have your own plan, let me know.