I saved $12,000 in my first 4 months of work at age 19
Whoa - How did you earn so much money at age 19?
I was a software developer, and a severely underpaid one due to a lack of negotiation skills and general cluelessness about free market economics. Luckily I've improved at that stuff in the intervening years.
I don't get why people are bashing her for this... give credit where credit is due. Kudos to you Cathy. If you have a skill you should utilize it, not feel bad because you have it.
i dont think people are upset that she saved alot of money. they are upset that she is trying to use herself as an example. when trying to comparing financial situations, its hard to tell the 99%, they should be more like the 1%.
it's ignoring the fact that the 99% have more factors against them.
for example: talking about having saved 12k in four months at 19, is bragging for no real reason.
because this isnt usable advice for like 99.9% of the population.
this means she made at least 36k per year at 19, that is assuming no taxes and 0 money at all spent. most 19 yo earn minimum wage( in the USA) which is less than half of that.
I am ignoring the disbelief that was expressed at the idea of not having enough left on the cc. ( once again assuming everyone has a cc, (cause duh every does) )