SO...after spending the last month or so compulsively checking personal finance blogs like some sort of junkie, I've decided to begin my own.
The name 'Change for a 20' (aside from being painfully clever) originated from the fact that I was 20 years old when I first conceived the idea to begin a blog. It also has a blatant monetary connotation- "Do you have change for a 20?", but for the most part it represents my reaching the age of 20 and deciding to take control over my finances.
As of April 1st, I am 21 years old.
I am in my junior year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
I am double-majoring in Real Estate/Entrepreneurship & Political Science.
I love money...and by 'love' I mean-borderline manic obsession.
The following compiles a list of all of my assets, and all of my liabilities, and finally my approximate current net worth.
Bank of America Checking - $60
Bank of America Saving - $35
E*Trade Saving - $304
E*Trade Brokerage (Cash) - $787
E*Trade Brokerage (Portfolio) - $178
Sharebuilder Brokerage - $150
ING Orange Saving - $1
2004 Toyota Corolla Type S (Trade-In Value) - $7,900
Personal Belongings - $2,500
Total Assets: $11,915
Stafford Student Loan - $11,625
Net Worth: $290
Thats pretty rough. My goal...Add 4 zero's in 15 years.