Retirement can feel insurmountable to many of us, who are bewildered by the task of creating a balanced plan. How do we simultaneously save for retirement, a new home and our children’s college tuition, especially if we also have to pay down debt?
Ideally, we should start investing as soon as our first paycheck, to leverage the power of compound interest.
Let’s be honest, setting long-term financial goals can be hard. Why? It’s hard to have a clear vision of some far off event and, as a result, without a clear goal we don’t know where or how best to start
Financial literacy is the bedrock that supports financial life management. More than knowing the difference between stocks and bonds, or understanding your appetite for risk, financial literacy is what lets you make trade-offs today for the goals that are important to you. Financial literacy lets you imagine the future you want and say, “It’s possible.”