Chapter 12. Movin’ On Up

In This Chapter

  • Planning ahead while you’re moving ahead

  • Setting aside some emergency money

  • When to keep your car and when to trade it in

  • Is a higher degree in your future?

  • Vacations and other fun stuff

  • Ditching the roomies for a place of your own

Getting started was tough, but things are looking up for you now. You’ve gotten a couple raises at work, and your future in the industry seems to be looking good. You even had people from that competing company calling a few months ago to see whether you might consider working for them.

You’re feeling good that you’re not in a paycheck-to-paycheck situation anymore, and you’ve managed to save some money. You’re watching your credit card debt and trying to keep your balance down. Your ...

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