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Let it Grow...Let It Grow


I began working as a student employee during my sophomore year of college. I learned so much that year, but the most important thing I learned was how to save and invest my money. If you are like most Americans, once you get paid it is difficult to save or invest after paying bills. You have to pay your rent or mortgage, utilities, food, clothes, household expenses, and take care of random emergencies (I will talk about how to create an emergency fund later). Typically, emergency expenses include car/ home repairs, hospital visits/medical expenses, unexpected travel, etc. Whatever the emergency, it is still important to make sure you practice saving and investing. Once I graduated, the money I saved was enough to pay for major expenses like rent for a few months.

Whether you are a college student or determined to save and invest, here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way: