There is no better time to set yourself up for a lifetime of financial success than in your 20s. While this decade may seem daunting as you tick off milestones such as college graduation, starting your first “real” job and possibly marriage, taking control of your finances is an integral part of growing up and becoming a successful and independent adult.
While retirement may seem a millennium away in your 20s, you’d be surprised how quickly time flies. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.
Here are five money milestones everyone should strive to hit in her 20s. Accomplishing these milestones will help to set a strong financial foundation while you are still young and set the stage for a successful financial future.