It’s May and that means graduation for lots of schools across the country. In the spirit of graduation and new starts, I thought it would be fun if we all offered our best advice to this year’s graduates.
Prioritize your finances. Sit down with a pen and paper and write out all your financial needs and wants and then prioritize them. Work on the most important ones first. Even though you are only in your early 20s, make retirement planning one of your first priorities. Start your 401(k) or Roth IRA as soon as possible. Also, have a debate with yourself about the importance or necessity of each major purchase. Heed this advice and you’ll most likely be a happy camper 5, 10, 15+ years down the road.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your best advice?
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