Lu Wang, 31, lives in San Diego, California and earns $157,000 a year as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Joining the military was a way for Wang to fully cover dental school tuition and expenses. Growing up in an immigrant family with financial pressures, Lu was determined to set herself up for success. Now she saves diligently. Her net worth is over $750,000 and she is interested in pursuing FIRE.
This is an installment of CNBC Make It's MillennialMoney series, which profiles people across the globe and details how they earn, spend and save their money.
Lu Wang, 31, lives in San Diego, California, and earns $157,000 a year as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. Growing up in an immigrant family with constant financial pressures, Lu was determined to set herself up for success at a young age.
In her adolescence, she recalled walking a mile to school each day and slipping and falling on icy roads during the winter. She often envisioned a better life for herself as she watched wealthier classmates warmly arrive to school in cars.
In her adulthood, she made additional choices to prioritize her financial wellbeing. By joining the military, Wang was able to fully cover her dental school tuition and additional expenses. Having a better grasp on her finances, she now saves diligently. Her net worth is above $750,000 and she is interested in becoming financially independent.
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