Brandon Fields is a 22-year-old from Clovis.
My video application:
A little about me:
I am currently living in Clovis, New Mexico where I was born and raised. I grew up on a farm with two sisters where we spent most our time shooting funny videos. I attended Clovis High School where I was involved in many different activities and clubs. I was involved in DECA which is a marketing club. Here I attended three DECA State competitions in Albuquerque, three Western Regional Leadership Conferences in Albuquerque, Seattle, and Phoenix, and three National competitions in Orlando, Atlanta, and Orange County. Throughout high school I was involved in student government and ended up being the Student Body Vice President my senior year. My current activities include attending Eastern New Mexico University where I am working on my degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. I am currently a senior in college and recently rewarded for outstanding achievement in marketing. My current job is with Southwest Real Estate. Here I assist with the management of around 300 rental properties in Clovis and Portales. So I am very well experienced with interacting with people. I am also in charge with keeping the Southwest Real Estate website up to date and contributing to advertising ideas for the business. Some of my interests include movies, music, hunting, and just having fun with family and friends.
My blog post:
Being a young adult I believe is the hardest time in our lives. The majority of us have no idea what we want to do with our lives. We also have the worries of school, work, and most importantly our financial situation and financial future. I don’t know about everyone else but when I hear the word finances or financial it makes my skin crawl. Worrying about money and how to prepare for the future can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If we can take the proper steps as young adults we can be successful in anything we set out to do. We just have to have faith in what we do and be committed 100%.
Of course, the first thing I am going to recommend is to save money. I know, I know, this is sometimes easier said then done. I too struggle with saving money as do many young adults do. I mean with going to school full time and working part time it doesn’t seem possible or reasonable. The world today is so demanding, especially with a new iPod, iPad, and iPhone coming out on a monthly basis. But it is possible; what ever you’re able to put into a savings account, whether it’s from a paycheck or birthday money, do it! By saving money you will be more prepared for those surprise expenses.
Another thing that a lot of us young adults have a problem with is building credit. How are we supposed to purchase our first car or our first home if we’re not able to build credit? Credit Cards! This is a word that my mom cringes at when she hears me mention credit cards. Credit Cards are not all that bad if you use them responsibly. With great power comes great responsibility, or at least that’s what Spiderman’s Uncle Ben once said. I have been able to build my credit by making the minimum purchases with a credit card and paying it off. By doing this and using it responsibly, we all will be more prepared for the future. We will also be prepared when it comes to making a big investment like buying our first home for our family.
So the word “financial” is nothing to be feared; it should be something that is embraced and something that we as young adults need to be well educated on. If we are educated on financial topics we won’t cringe every time we hear that word. But instead we will have a solution and an answer on how to over come and be successful in our own financial situations.
But if there is one piece of advice that I can give it would be to always follow Rule #32 from the movie Zombieland, and that is to Enjoy The Little Things! After all we are living Young and Free, New Mexico!
Always remember to keep moving forward!