There's more to smart career planning than just landing the job and collecting a paycheck. Smart budgeting and staying on top of your debt ratio will keep your finances balanced and on track while you're busy scaling the ladder. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint, so think of financial planning as a training regimen—and be vigilant.
Marriage is an extremely exciting time in a couple’s life in which everything seems to happen at once, the rush of decisions that must be made are often overwhelming—especially for younger couples. Although the foundation of any marriage is love, financial issues can cause stress that could lead to future marital problems. No matter what stage of life you are in, it is important to solidify the financial decisions surrounding marriage, so you can focus on what is most important, each other.