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Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s, 5E by Susan Shelly McGovern, Sarah Young Fisher

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Introduction

Learning to handle your finances wisely and responsibly is an ongoing process that requires your time and attention at every stage of your life. Personal finance is a big-picture event, not just a day-to-day or month-to-month process.

When you’re just starting out, learning to budget and make your money last can be a daunting process—especially if you’re not earning as much as you’d like to be. You have bills to pay, student loans to repay, a car payment to make, and that long weekend at the beach you and your friends are planning.

By learning the basics of personal finance now, you position yourself for financial success later in life. You’ll have money to put aside for retirement, to help your kids with their college costs, and ...

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