Ep. 42: Keely gets engaged and everything is happening at once

Meet Keely

Age: 25

Salary: Base + Commission

Keely’s main concerns, in her own words:

I just turned 25 a month ago and it made me really think about where I want to be financially by 30. I am making between 60,000 and 70,000 a year (salary +commission),and just recently paid off my car loan. I have been living off of my base salary of 40,000 so I can put all commission checks straight towards my debt. I am now working on student loans which are currently at 38,000. I was feeling pretty good about money… then I got engaged. So now I have a wedding and a house to plan for which is really freaking me out (please don’t tell my fiancé.  My fiancé does pretty well for himself, he owns 8 houses that he rents out, makes over 100,000 a year and has some other investments and no debt (yet wants to marry ME – LOL). Anyways, I need to figure out the best way to attack my debt, my wedding, and a house, while also saving for my future. (However I would not like to go back to my college diet of Ramen Noodles).

Please help! Thank you!

What we cover on the episode:

  • paying for a wedding
  •  saving v. paying off student loans
  • how to deal with retirement worries

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