March 06, 2020
What are you doing now?
I am currently a senior in high school and run track.
What is the most recent financial decision you made?
The most recent financial decision I made was paying for new track gear to help me in the upcoming season. I was able to do this by saving a small portion of my allowance weekly in order to purchase the new gear.
What is the most important thing you learned about financial education?
The most important thing I learned about financial education is not to be afraid of risk. In the stock market, the higher the risk, the higher the reward. When time is on your side, you have the benefit of being aggressive when it comes to investing.
What advice do you have for current students?
My advice to current students is to not take this class for granted. Although there are many classes that you’ll take and almost never use that information outside of school, personal finance is the complete opposite. Almost all the topics you learn in financial education classes really teach a lot of important things that will help you in what you will experience in the near future. Having financial literacy is beneficial to adult life and these classes make it so you are well educated to make the right choices about handling your money.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
In 5 years, I see myself with a bachelor's degree in engineering. In 10 years, I see myself working for a successful engineering company.