I’m picking up my son at college later today. He is coming home for a party this weekend and will be home for the summer in just a few weeks. While he is only finishing his Freshman year at college right now, I know that soon he will be graduating for college and establishing himself in the adult world.
When I think of our experience and that of our friends, I have always felt that our early-to-mid twenties – from ages ~22-26 were the most challenging of our lives. These are the years when you are leaving the world of education and starting to build your career.
It is also perhaps the BEST time to start smart money habits that will carry you through to financial independence and retiring early. The sooner you start climbing towards FIRE, the sooner you will reach it. Here is a post that outlines Seven Ideas to Save Big Money in your Twenties.
The ideas are probably as true in your twenties, as in your thirties and forties!
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