You can work your way through financing a first car or getting a good starting salary at a first job. In other words, you already know more than you think. And, wherever you stand now, you can take three steps that will translate into more financial security in the future.
Even highly skilled Americans with solid incomes can easily find themselves living from paycheck to paycheck, or worse: slipping over time into debt that seems insurmountable, causing them to put off, perhaps indefinitely, the dream of a secure financial future. A single job layoff or health crisis can trigger this situation. This is a crisis.
Just as once a year you spring-clean your home by pulling out the ladder and dusting ornamental treasures on the highest display shelves, once a year, there are certain steps you must take to protect yourself financially.