Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned professional, it’s important to manage your money to help take charge of your finances today while planning for tomorrow.
Getting a financial start
When you venture out on your own in the world, you’ll want to think carefully about some basic financial decisions. How do you choose a bank, select a credit card or protect your income and your savings?
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Where should you put your money so it’s easy to access for daily cash flow needs, but also secure for savings? Learn how to choose a bank or credit union.
Managing your money
Once you have a basic plan in place for handling your daily financial needs, you may want to think about how you can best budget your money, while managing debt and taxes.
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Smart spending habits can help you control and pay off debts while staying on track for retirement. Learn more about managing debt.
Featured Article: Avoiding debt
Nearly everyone has some debt at one time or another, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t take on too much. See how you can avoid excessive debt.
Each milestone in your life brings new financial opportunities and challenges. Here are some guidelines for thinking about how important life events may affect your money and steps you can take to stay on track toward your goals.
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You’ll need to choose benefits, enroll in your retirement plan, make tax elections and set up your payroll.
Use this checklist to get started.