Starting your Career

Who

  • Age 21 to 34 Years Old
  • Starting your career
  • Finished school

Priorities

  • Pay off debts, student loans, credit cards
  • Establish an emergency fund
  • Start a Budget (Download our app!)
  • Pay yourself first: start a regular savings plan
    • Downpayment for a home
    • Save for large purchases: such as car,
    • Start saving for your retirement
  • Review your benefits from work including your health and disability benefits.

Useful Articles for Starters

Financial Planning for Business Owners

Financial Planning for business owners is often two-sided: personal financial planning and planning for the business. Business owners have access to a lot of financial tools that employees don't have access to; this is a great advantage, however it can be overwhelming too. A financial plan can relieve this. A financial plan looks at where you are today and where you want to go. It determines your short, medium and long term financial goals and how you can reach them. For you, personally and for your business.

Estate Planning for Business Owners

Writing an estate plan is important if you own personal assets but is all the more crucial if you also own your own business. This is due to the additional business complexities that need to be addressed, including tax issues, business succession and how to handle bigger and more complex estates. Seeking professional help from an accountant, lawyer or financial advisor is an effective way of dealing with such complexities.

Retirement Planning for Business Owners

Retirement planning can be a complex process for us all, but if you are the owner of a small business it may can get even more complicated, due to the various factors and circumstances that you have to take into consideration. A common mistake made by small business owners is reinvesting extra money to grow their business, at the expense of putting it aside to save for their retirement.