Introduction -- Building your foundation : Your financial checkup ; Making the best use of bank accounts ; Budgeting and saving ; How to spend less and save more ; Using loans and paying down debts -- Grown-up stuff ; Everything credit : scores and reports ; Housing : comparing renting and buying ; Relationships and money -- Earning more (and keeping more of what you earn) : Making the most of your career ; Taxes : reduce them or else! ; Successful investing principles ; Portfolios for a purpose -- Insurance: you're not as invincible or independent as you think! : The lowdown on health insurance ; Safeguarding your income ; Home, auto, renters, and other insurance policies-- Your information diet : Using media resources ; Professionals you hire -- The part of tens : Ten ways to save on a car ; Ten things to value more than your money.
When it comes to protecting your financial future, starting sooner rather than later is the smartest thing you can do. This hands-on guide provides you with the targeted financial advice you need to establish firm financial footing in your 20s and to secure your finances for years to come.