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Road Map to Financial Independence
Transcript of Road Map to Financial Independence
Follow these simple steps and you will find yourself in a much happier financial situation!
Yasmine & Minette
Kifaya & Jackie
Attaining financial independence is a
and won’t occur overnight!
Charles Schwab 2011 Teens & Money Survey Findings
**Reaching a point in life where you are 100% financially stable.
is financial literacy
steps to Financial Independence
**Assists in reaching financial goals
**Financial literacy applies to EVERYONE.
Start saving early. Every penny counts!
Select a money mentor: one who is close to you, trustworthy, and responsible.
About 1 in 53 American Households filed for bankruptcy
Create a budget and set goals for your money management.
Open a savings account. You may not think you need it now, but you will in the future.
Know the difference between
. Don’t purchase anything based on impulse.
Take advantage of free money opportunities!!
borrow money or take loans that you
you cannot pay back.
- Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
- College in the Schools (CIS)
- FREE Student Checking Accounts
. Will the investment you make now hurt you down the road?
Members of the class of 2013 are graduating with an average
in college-related debt.
- 39% said they would have done things differently -- like saving earlier, more thoroughly researching financial aid or looking for ways to save more and spend less while at school
*55% of teens say they wait for items
to go on sale
*50% are making fewer "impulse purchases"
*42% are more likely to "comparison shop for the best price"
1. Save early
2. Seek a money mentor
3. Create a budget plan
4. Open a savings account
5. Borrow wisely
6. Don't be impulsive
7. Take advantage of FREE $$
77% of teenagers say their parents have been great
role models when it comes to money management.
Seventeen Spending Teen Survey
8 Secrets to Achieving Financial Independence