7 Financial Steps Every Young Professional Should Take

If you’re a young professional, chances are you’ve started to think about paying off debt, like a school loan or a credit card, and saving for your future, be it long-term goals like retirement or short-term goals like a new car or a house. You’ve probably heard you should have an emergency fund and to contribute to a 401(K), and so on, but when you only have so much disposable income, what should you to contribute to, and in what order?

We consulted with Jeffrey Alford of Fidelity Investments LLC to find out how young professionals should prioritize debt and start saving for the future, and he offered seven clear steps that eliminate the guesswork. Read on below.