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Financial Tip

When you invest for the future, it's important to start early so you can keep time on your side. To achieve your goals, consider the following steps:

  • Start investing as early as you can.
  • Add to your investments as regularly as possible.
  • Monitor your portfolio over time to see if you need to make any changes.
  • Keep a long-term perspective as you invest toward your goals.

Don't be discouraged if you haven't already started investing for your long-term goals. Simply start as soon as you can - it's never too late to plan for the future.

As you watch your investment, it's probably best to ignore day-to-day market fluctuations and stick to your investment plan. Instead, focus on accumulating the assets you need farther down the road. Money earmarked for longer-term goals should not be disturbed solely because of short-term market fluctuations.


Life is full of choices, and how to spend money is one of the most frequent, and personal, choices we make every day.

Kid with money bags

Choosing between needs and wants and identifying what holds the most value can be a daunting task. In the Spending section, you will find information to help you identify how you spend your money on what is important to you, and how that will impact your ability to save and invest.