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Top Money Tips At Any Age
We can’t get through life without navigating money, but where your financial focusdepends, in part, on where you are in your life. Here are some helpful financialmanagement tips by decade:
20-30 years old:- Maintain a meticulous budget. Apps like Mint.com can help you track expenses.- Set up an emergency savings account with 3-6 months’ worth of living expenses.- Transfer credit card balances to a 0% card and focus on paying it off.- Begin paying down student loans and other debt.
30-40 years old:- Contribute to a retirement account. Maximize employer matching plans.- Actively build assets by investing in stocks, bonds, and real estate.- Keep a low credit card balance with an eye toward increasing your credit score.- Open college savings accounts for children.
40-50 years old:- Review and realign savings goals for your current lifestyle. Use a life expectancycalculator to help reach retirement goals.- Create a plan to pay off your mortgage by the time you retire.- Protect assets and earning power with supplemental life and disability insurance.
50-60 years old:- Track monthly spending. Make adjustments as needed to prepare for retirement.- Consider circumstances like geriatric parents who may need financial assistance.- Put extra effort toward eliminating debt. Pay off credit cards in full every month.
60+ years old:- Ensure all investments are in low-risk plans to protect assets.- Manage money meticulously and maintain access to credit so you’re ready forunexpected expenses.- Downsize as appropriate and focus on
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