On your own
The next chapter in your life
Now that you’re out on your own, you’ve embarked on a career and may already have set goals for the future. But success doesn’t happen by accident in your professional or personal life.
Just as moving ahead in your career path is in your hands, so is the road to financial security. Sitting back and waiting for it to happen isn’t the answer. The time when you don’t have major financial responsibilities is the best time to examine your finances and create a strategy for the future.
It’s never too early to start planning
It’s easy to put off making important financial decisions when you’re single. Maybe there’s no time. Maybe money issues intimidate you. Or maybe you’re just enjoying living for today.
However, there may come a time when you want to buy a home, start a business, or move to another state. And the farthest things from your mind are retirement, the possibility of being out of work, supporting an aging relative, or becoming disabled.
The first place to start is by making a list of your priorities and how you’ll achieve them. By reviewing your list from time to time, you can track your progress and make adjustments as your goals change.
You’ll be moving into the next phase of your life sooner than you think. So it’s never too early to start planning for tomorrow.