Building a strong financial future requires two major life skills: 1) the ability to make consistent money in a profession of your choice and 2) the ability to use that money wisely, safely, and successfully to get on a path to a financially independent future. Everybody is already aware of the importance of the first one, but most could use some help with #2…
You'll make wiser long-term decisions, financial and otherwise, if you talk them over with the "future you." Make a habit of it.
Always use a credit card...but never use credit.
Where to set up your checking and savings accounts? Credit unions and online banks are great choices.
The ability to grow your net worth requires an entirely different skillset from that needed to acquire income. Like any life skill, mastering it requires commitment, time, and practice