Personal finances play a major role in the life of a civil engineer. Do you have questions about how you can improve your personal finances? You’re invited to participate in an ethics workshop in ASCE Career by Design from Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14. Post your questions in the "Ask Me Anything" style thread in Career by Design starting on Monday, May 10th. If you would like to receive a reminder, please register for this event. All submitted questions will be reviewed by volunteers who will respond by May 17th on the thread.
Quick reminder: All questions need to comply with the ASCE Collaborate Code of Conduct.
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Salvador Bentolila, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a Civil Engineer graduated from Columbia University and currently working at AECOM. His passion for personal finances started 6 years ago when he moved to the US and since then has been helping friends and family to take control of their finances. This year, Salvador launched TheFinanceSavior.com to share his knowledge with engineering professionals, through personalized one-on-one sessions and programs, and has already helped 30+ people improve their finances. Follow @thefinancesavior for daily tips and ideas to improve your personal finances.
Best financial tip: Discipline and consistency. Create a plan, set a goal and follow it. Think of your goal as a punching bag: every time you work towards it, it gets weaker, until one day it'll break and the prize (your goal) will be revealed.
Nicolai Oliden, P.E., M.ASCE, is a Project Engineer and Office Manager for Ethos Engineering in Tempe, AZ. In addition to his work at Ethos, Nicolai started his own company, Engineering YOU.org, to help young professionals thrive at both work and home. He paid off $149,000 in debt (cars/credit cards/shool loans). He has been a Financial Coach since 2014 and has helped hundreds of people get control of their finances.
Best financial tip: Invest as early and as often as possible, but it all starts with designing a monthly plan for your money - also called a "budget".
Disclaimer: Neither of the authors are a licensed attorney, accountant, or financial advisor. The information in this event is for educational purposes only and not a substitute for professional legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.