May 15, 2008

New to the Game

Well, I have finally taken the plunge. Lately I've been reading a lot of different PF blogs and have become inspired to start my own. This is a place where I can keep track of my both my financial and personal goals (and hopefully get some support along the way).

Hmm a little bit about me...
a) I'm a 24 year-old grad student currently doing the schooling thing full-time
b) I love with anything to do with languages and linguistics (ask me about anything German!)
c) I come complete with all the usual student loan debt and the less-than-glamourous salary
d) Traveling might just be my one true obsession.
e) I'm trying to live a fun and full life on a grad student's budget.

Overall, I think I do a pretty good job of budgeting and saving already, but it will be good get my plans and ideas in order so that I can make them happen more easily.


Dolly Iris said...

Welcome to the PF Blogosphere Ashley! It's a great outlet for your thoughts and a wonderful resource of support.

I'll add you to my blog roll!

Canadian Saver said...

It's great to see someone so young already taking care of her finances! Welcome to the world of blogging :-)

Dr. Faith said...

Hey there, just found your blog. I totally understand all about living on the low graduate student salary. I had no debt going into graduate school and left with $32k cause I couldn't live within the low, low salary. $16k in student loans and $16k in credit card debt. So needless to say, I'm impressed with your ability to pay down debt and to save for travel and an emergency fund. Great work!

(Also, I LOVE your blog name)

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