Personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college. If it is available for you to take in your school, will you apply what you learn? You may be more focused on relationships, video games, the newest fad, partying and not quite understand how decisions you make today financially will effect your future. You might be fairly clueless about how to manage your money when you’re out in the real world for the first time. If you think that understanding personal finance is way above your head, consider that you may just be wrong in thinking that thought. All it takes to get started on the right path is the willingness to do a little reading – you don’t even need to be particularly good at math.
To help you get started, we’ll take a look at eight of the most important things to understand about money if you want to live a comfortable and prosperous life.