Procrastination Doesn't Pay

Waiting for the next stage in your life to get serious about your finances? You're wasting time and money. Here are seven tips to help you get going now.

You know how it is. You'll start investing as soon as you get a raise. You'll pay off your debt after you feel more established in life. You'll get health insurance when you have children. Basically, you'll get serious about your finances ... tomorrow.

In one of my favorite musicals, Meredith Willson's The Music Man, professor Harold Hill cautions, "You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays." Not to mention, you'll collect a pretty empty financial future, too.

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Erin Burt
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