Newspaper Article & New Bank Account

I am currently writing an article for The Daily Texan on how college students should save. The article will highlight :

  • The power of compound interest and its ability to turn a small savings into a huge one over time.
  • Different types of savings accounts college students can open.
  • How much money should be put away per year. I am doing my calculations based on a person putting away $3,000 per year.
  • How to put away $3,000 a year. This section will inform people that only $8.21 needs to be saved everyday to add up to $3,000.

The article will be running this Tuesday, pressing my schedule a bit. This will be especially hard since I have several tests and papers due this week.

On the more financial side, I have opened up another Bank of America account for paying bills. I’ve deposited $300 into the account, and will add to it every week. This account will grow till I graduate, then I will split it up into several different accounts for different bills (car bill, house bills etc.) at that time.

On an unrelated note, a family friend that lives right next to me just bought a Lamborghini Gallardo. He starts small businesses (like storage facilties, car washes etc.) and sells them. He also owns many rental properties and apartments. With a little persuasion and lots of begging, I may even get to drive it!!

Blog posted on: February 28, 2005

4 comments on “Newspaper Article & New Bank Account

  1. Neville

    He’s had several sports cars in the past, but nothing over the $60K range.

    I plan to get on my hands and knees and BEG to drive it.

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  2. Anonymous

    I just bought a Lotus Esprit SE, (a supercar if you dont know- check out http://www.lotuespritworld.com) something I’ve wanted for more than 15 years. When I got it, while it was cool, at the end of the day it was just a car. The thrill of the chase was actually better than getting it. :-(

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