Our two cents
So, you have a new job, your own money—maybe even a new apartment. That means you have the freedom to do what you want. But it also means you have bills to pay, taxes to file, and new financial responsibilities.
Managing the details can seem challenging, but don't worry. You're in the right place. Start here to get the information and guidance you need. Invest a bit of time in getting organized up front, and you'll be prepared to make the financial decisions that come with starting out on your own.
The payoff? More of your own money in your pocket. That's worth it, right?
You'll find what you need to know in the Essentials section:
Watch video: What Is a 401(k)?
In this episode of our Personal Finance 101 series, we break down what exactly a 401(k) is, and what you need to think about when you sign up for or contribute to one.
Watch video: Ask Carrie: Financial Advice for College Graduates
Whether you’re a recent college grad, starting your first job, or just trying to get a handle on your finances, these basic money skills make for a solid foundation.
Watch video: Ask Carrie: Millennials, Start Saving for Retirement Now
If you’re in your 20s, or even older, now is the perfect time to start saving for retirement—even if it seems far away.