A successful life is about more than just hard work and good luck—you also need a solid plan and a good base of financial knowledge. That’s why we’ve created several useful guides to help you get started.
Begin at the Beginning
When you’re about to graduate, you have an opportunity to get your finances off on the right foot. Check out our money management tips for recent graduates, which gives you an intro to budgeting, saving, and managing your credit score.
Get to Work
If you’re heading into the job market and want to make the most of it, start by reading our tips for your very first job. And once those paychecks start rolling in, be sure to take a good hard look at them before cashing them at your credit union. If it all seems a little mysterious, read our key to decoding your first paycheck.
Start a Life—Together
Paying for a wedding may be the first big expense you have to save up for, but luckily you and your fiancée are in this together. Check out our guide to saving for your wedding, which includes several money-saving tips for your big day.
Invest in Your Future
You don’t want to work forever, so start saving for retirement as soon as you can. And that doesn’t just mean putting it away in a savings account. Our guide to retirement will help you leverage the power of 401ks, IRAs, and more.
Planning your entire financial life sounds daunting, but you can take it one step at a time. And making smart moves over the years will add up once you hit retirement. Congratulations—you’re already on the right track.