How do I operate a budget?
December 28, 2011 11:51 AM Subscribe
Personal Finance and budgeting 101 for the low income world traveler.
posted by slartibartfast to Work & Money (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a guy in his mid-20s looking to make the most out of a financial situation that's pretty meager and is likely to stay that way for a while. I'm looking to learn the basics of budgeting, investing, long-term savings, etc... While I have a fairly low income (~20-25k a year), I also have no debt, and very few expenses.
My goals are kind of basic: travel the world for the next few years, hopefully pick up an undergrad in the next 5-7 years (possibly while traveling,) and stay out of debt while I do those things. I'm qualified and experienced in teaching EFL (in places that it's possible without a degree.)
What resources exist to help me reach these goals? People, books, blogs, software?