Hello I'm Telyn! I'm a millenial and a statistician by trade. I started my financial journey and blogging about it over at A Tale of Finances in January of this year. This was all shortly after finishing graduate school. My journey was motivated by a financially savvy friend who made me realize that I could have been saving for my future a decade ago! But I'm totally on it now!
Once I finished graduate school one year ago I entered the world of 9-5. I lived on less than $20K/year as a graduate student but after relocating to a city with a high cost of living, I found myself struggling to save on a salary that was much higher. I have since worked out a budget and manage to stick to it, more or less.
My short term goal is to build up my cash savings and continue to invest regularly in my retirement accounts. I'm going to try and max my Roth IRA and 401K starting in 2017. In the longer term I am considering whether or not I want to pursue early retirement due to health problems. If I do, that will be in the next 5 years or so.