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graduating next year, have been leetcoding for about 4 months straight, i want the best way to be financially stable, i.e have 250k saved up in ~5 years, is this possible and how I do I go about it? (Any tips on saving, courses or lessons, getting better at my future job (data science) etc will be helpful.

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My whole life I have had one goal, that is to make more money that my parents combined. I come from immigrant family who made around 60k combined but now about 150k. They usually have disagreements about money, because one makes more than the other. And due to lack of money, my siblings and I are usually subjected to the usual disagreements they engage in, we are academically strong, I attend a state school and 2 others are/will be attending Ivyies. I decided that I want to major something i enjoy, computer science and just work my ass off till I make it. I don’t really understand the concept of saving cuz we lived paycheck to paycheck, but I want to save money, show them that it’s possible and live happily. Been leetcoding cuz this is the game right now, so any advice would be appreciated, wether it’s on saving, getting better at my future job, making connections etc.

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  • State Farm sweeeeee
    Proud of you man. I feel like lots of Blinders have been in your shoes. Keep up the great work.
    Sep 29 0
  • New icastle
    First go to big names then go to star startups like Airbnb coz the pay is good
    Sep 29 0
  • Amazon badonka
    Keep up the attitude, that is a big part of starting off the right way the financial aspect of your life. You can def save 250K+ in 5 years in FANG or similar. Aim to save 30% of your paycheck plus not selling stock for 5 years. That can take you to 500K+ in networth. Keep leetcoding and with some luck you’ll be there ✌🏽😉
    Sep 29 0
  • Facebook Pat&Mat
    I came from somewhat similar background from yours. Except I was the immigrant. I went from making 1200$ (not a typo) to 300k+ per year. I would say put your hear into learning a lot about your job. My advice would be to plan to be a senior engineer in 5 years and get an 400k+ offer.
    Meanwhile read some books about budget managment, investment and self help. Here is a list of good books by John Sonmez (I definitely recommend reading his book )
    https://simpleprogrammer.com/best-books-software-developers/
    Sep 29 1
    • New
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      Thank you, yes I came here when I was 14 so I guess I am an immigrant as well!
      Sep 29
  • Apple MUvh73
    Bogleheads.org and Mr Money Moustache for savings strategies. Good luck. It is an achievable goal.
    Sep 29 0
  • When you make it, don’t spend it all out trying to copy other people on your Instagram
    Sep 29 1
    • New
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      I see this quite often from my peers who don’t even make 6 figures a year and it blows my mind
      Sep 29
  • Red Hat johnniewic
    The very thought of having to save and be prepared for something is very good, you’ll be alright!

    But don’t fall into this “who saves the most” game, you won’t end up with much money. Try to re-invest in yourself so that your earning potential is increased. These could be health, (mental/physical)and things that make you happy in your personal life so that you could be best/happy in your professional life.
    Sep 29 1
    • New
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      OP
      Great point!
      Sep 29
  • Facebook 93?ienc$/9
    FB intern who got rockstar rating. PM me
    Sep 29 0
  • Google onetechguy
    You have the right attitude already! I’d say never stop learning, be patient, humble yet competitive, learn how to invest your money. On your job, learn how to find meaning in what you do, it’ll motivate you do that hard work that is required.
    Sep 29 0
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    Ty you all, I will keep working hard and take your advices to heart!
    Sep 29 0
  • Intel LvOT55
    Contribute to your 401k! FLANGs will get you the TC you need.
    Sep 29 0

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