- Posted November 28, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The fiscal cliff: Messages to Washington
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer
I worked my way through college, and was given financial help from my grandparents along the way. After graduation I found an entry level job. I worked my butt off to learn the trade, and then some. That helped to land me a position in one of the largest companies in America. Here for nine years, I worked my butt off and rose into a very high-level managerial position. My salary has grown significantly throughout these last 9 years, but my spending hasnt. I put back 10% of my income to my 401k, and never go over my monthly income. I dont drive a Porshe, even though I could afford one.
To me its a simple story, work hard, take your life into your own hands, and don't spend more than you make.