Heads up, you know darned well that you have to do something with your money. Something besides enjoying your weekends and getting your hands on the latest electronic gadget. That something, as you have probably already figured out is about getting up close and personal with the world of investments.
Yeah, it may look like a bit of work. It may even not look so appealing with all of those pundits on TV jumping up and down and screaming at the market gyrations. Yet the fact remains that taking care of your personal financial future is your responsibility and yours alone. Unless and until you happen to hit the Big One with the Powerball lottery or some sort of odd windfall, the reality is you need to start putting money away, like right now.
Not under your mattress
The only sure thing you can count on is our friends at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) doing what they do to make sure you pay your fair share.
Now it goes without saying but better we just go ahead and say it anyway; putting money away does not mean stuffing it under your mattress or throwing your hard earned money at a company stock your pal insists is a