You've built a budget, you're managing to stay on top of your monthly expenses, and you've even stashed away a little 'nest egg' of money for that spring break trip you're planning. But what about long term? Do you know what you need to do to make sure the money you earn works hard for YOU and multiplies in such a way that you will have financial peace and security?
Effective financial management starts with some simple rules and premises and evolves in complexity as your situation changes. When you graduate from college, student loan repayment must come into your budget. When you buy your first home, you're making an investment in the future. When you have children and establish college savings accounts for them, you are making sure the gift of education you received is available for YOUR children. And all of those things take financial planning!
Click on the links to the left to find information about how you can keep more of the money you earn and make your money work to meet your personal goals.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this site should be considered authoritative financial advice. Your circumstances are unique and you may want to consult a financial advisor.