25M. I’m gonna spend 20k to get into the stock market for the first time ever. I’m way too late but better late than never. Also gonna save 10k in high yield savings for my 30k in student loans (in addition to monthly savings). Thoughts on this? Boeing, Live Nation, VOO, USO, Amazon, Square, Disney, Spotify, Walmart, and Lynas (rare earths)

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

You are not “way too late”. Throw that rhetoric out of the window. There are people who don’t even start investing for retirement until their late 30s! You’re far ahead of the average American – be proud of the position you’re in at 25.

like

If you’re just starting and are looking at individual stocks, consider these apple, Amazon,appian,facebook,the trade desk, netflix,fiverr,tesla,Microsoft,google,sq. You can rarely go wrong with those starting out. Of course, research

like

Yea good advice sm1. OP - yes please diversify. I am as well but I’m still very tech heavy. I’m ok with the risk

Had good luck with Uber, splunk, PayPal, Microsoft, ETFs

Additional Posts

Looking for internal consulting roles within the industry - anyone care to provide a referral? PhD with >5 EOY in consulting.

like

Serious question.. did anyone else’s body just start rejecting food as they got older or after multiple c-sections maybe? Pretty much everything besides vegetables makes me sick and it’s been this way for over a year now (at least, I don’t remember when it started exactly).

like

Hi all! I’m talking to someone tomorrow on the team for a role I’m super keen on. Luckily enough (not sure If this is good timing) when I reached out to them a few weeks ago and confirmed the time for us to connect, a job in their area opened up a few days later. I’m super keen on trying to push my application and ask about the role (already applied but without a referral :() How would you approach the conversation? I’m a little intimidated since it’s at a hot tech company and they’re MBB.

like

S1 audit comp in Atlanta?

like

Can we consider ourselves safe if you haven't been fired before July? Since the base comp kicks in then? (I haven't had my CRT yet.. RP in some training..)

I feel trapped. I hate consulting, hard work, corporate life in general. I have so much student debt after MBA school that I have to take these high paying jobs that require a lot of effort but I just don’t think I’m built to do this forever. I don’t spend much on other things but it’s scary what happens to my finances if I make a major purchase like a house, have a kid, etc. Not sure if I’m asking for advice or rambling

like

My flight from DCA-> TPA literally just had to abort takeoff to let a 12 year old boy deplane. Ready for a damn drink!

Noob question: how can I know my tax rate when i retire and start withdrawing money from 401k?

like

For post-MBA associate roles at McKinsey: how does the work and lifestyle of an associate in the M&A practice compare to those of being in a generalist associate role?

like

Can someone provide insight into firm culture at Troutman in Atlanta? Trying to decide whether I should head there or choose a smaller boutique firm. Both are similar in terms of billable requirements, and have comparative compensation.

like

Um can the firm please reimburse me for all the Nexium?

like

What is salary range for FDD S1 at PwC in Atlanta?

like

Is a salary raise from staff2 to senior1 higher than a raise in another year as staff? assuming you are a high performer and want to stay as staff to learn more?

funny

Tech consulting (cloud) offers. Which one to choose? Accenture - Cloud Native Application Architect - 180K - 20K signon Insight DI - Architect I - 167K base + 10% bonus - 5K sign on Money & benefit wise acc. looks good but I am concerned about the WLB. Also, I interviewed for Cloud native sr. architect. Recruiter came back with 'great feedback' but is now asking me to apply for application architect. It doesn't make any sense to me. Is that normal? It seems there was a goof up from recruiter

like

Just this second my long time boyfriend told me he is not planning on getting the vaccine. We were going to move in together in May/June. We each have a kid. Thoughts?

like

Any of y’all ever move from agencies to a marketing role? How’d you talk about your experience?

like

Kaiser health plan — do any traveling consultants have this? Recently moved to Oregon and it’s the most attractive on paper but is it totally pointless if you travel?

like

Fairly confident I’ll get an in industry offer this week! Mixed feelings though... Main reason for leaving is WFH consulting just simply isn’t enjoyable. Getting harder for me to see the value in grinding for consulting. Is this short term thinking off? Do people think weathering this storm will give potential raises / promotions soon? I just don’t see consulting going back to what it use to be for ~2 years. I’m a consultant level going for promotion to manager.

like

I’ve been struggling with the future of my career lately. I’ve been a business analyst in fed software dev projects for 5 years now. The natural progression would be to become a PM in a similar project. I’ve fortunately been given many opportunities to try out some “lead” roles at my current firm. I’ve tried it...and I just don’t like it. Doesn’t fit my personality or give me any satisfaction. I like working more on the “ground” and learning from developers. But I know I could be making cont.

like

Curious about the perception of Watson Health , and if ppl think it’s a good place to start a career (why/why not). Thanks :)

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.