Advice, explainers and exercises on taking advantage of job benefits, creating a budget, paying off debt and thinking about your future.

Financial Boot Camp for 20-Somethings: Day 1 of 5

It’s time to get your money in order.

Maybe you’re a 20-something who is struggling to make ends meet, or perhaps you’re settling into a job that is finally providing you with financial stability. But no matter your circumstances, what everyone has in common is the desire to make the best financial decisions.

This week, we’re going to help you begin.

It would be nice if there were an all-encompassing course that prepared us for this crucial aspect of our lives — something like Financial Adulting in American Capitalism. But we’re often left to figure it out on our own. How do you cover your expenses on an entry-level salary? Should you focus on paying down student debt instead of saving for retirement? What kind

Keep reading this article on The New York Times Your Money.

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