Financial Advice in Honor of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's inspirational rhymes ushered many of us from grade school to high school and beyond. More than children's books, works like "Oh, the Places You'll Go" taught life lessons -- trying new things, believing in yourself, caring for other people.
So on the anniversary of the late "doctor's" birthday, we thought we'd follow his lead and find the poetry in personal finance. Feel free to add your own finance rhymes in the comments or on Twitter.
Ah, the places your money will go,
As you start out, and take it in tow.
Here’s one thing you might already know:
Both you and your money have time to grow.
Remember, you’re just starting out, there’s no need to fret.
With some simple planning, your finances will be set.
If college loans are the things making you frown,
Be proactive and use our tips to pay them down.
With investing comes risk, indeed, that is true.
But how much you want, well that’s up to you.
If your timeline is long, experts say stocks.
Then as you get older, switch over to bonds.
For savers, it’s tough, because we all know
Interest rates still remain historically low.
But low rates are no reason to quit; in fact, just the reverse,
Save even more to fend off this low interest rate curse.
Feed your emergency fund as soon as you can.
Automating your savings is one surefire plan.
After tax season, if you have a refund in store,
Deposit it happily to save even more.
So many choices are there for deciding,
Which city? What job? Which choices to thrive from?
Then there’s shopping and dating, and overall spending,
We have ideas to keep your savings plan from ending.
Still have young person financial jitters?
Don’t worry at all, find us on Twitter.
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We’ll respond right away to help with each new money feat.