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Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate On Your Financial Goals

Ah, procrastination. For many of us, it’s comforting. Some work better under pressure, and others just don’t want to be pushed out of their comfort zone.

In the latter case, procrastination can be extremely harmful. It’s easy to go through life living within the confines of what you’ve always known. For some, that might be living paycheck to paycheck. For others, that might be hoarding money for the ultimate rainy day.

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Making Post-Debt Life Plans

I am proud to sit here and say (or type I guess) that I am debt free. I don’t owe nothing to no one! It’s a little strange though, because for the last four years, and very definitely the last ten months, my whole life has revolved around being in debt.

Since I graduated college and my loans kicked in, student loan debt has hung around my neck like a weight. I felt like I would never be free. But after a lot of lifestyle changes, a lot of eating leftovers, and a lot of weekend nights spent at home and not out, I have released that weight. I’m free!

But what’s next? What comes after debt?

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What Millennials Need to Know About Retirement

Retirement. Seems like it’s lifetimes away. And in some regards, it is.

I’ve heard that the average American has three completely different careers in their life. If you’re in your twenties or early thirties, you may very well still be on your first career. There’s so much yet to come!

Saving for retirement starts now, though. If you want your hopes and dreams for retirement to come true, it pays to think about it sooner rather than later.

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Saving Is The New Spending: A Generation of Savers

Just like orange is the new black, millennials are proving that saving is the new spending.

Our generation has some unique challenges on our financial plate: we are shackled with more student loan debt than any generation before us, we graduated (in large part) into the worst job market in recent decades, and what jobs we could find paid lower or were fewer hours than before the recession.

Finding the money to pay off loans and afford rent can be a big enough challenge, let alone trying to find the money to save. Yet, we’re doing it!

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Why You Should be Saving Right Now

When you were a little kid, was there an age where you were like “Man, that person is __? They’re definitely a real grown up. They understand taxes and know how to put on eyeliner.” For me there was, and that age was 25. I felt like 25 was the height of sophistication. You were old enough to live by yourself, drink, vote, have a job and a boyfriend…it was when your life really began.

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