How confident do you feel about your financial future? If you’re unsure or perhaps a little concerned, you’re not alone. Research suggests that while 60% of women worry they won’t have enough money to last through retirement, only one in three Americans have a detailed budget. It seems we’re all nervous about the future, but we’re not taking control of our spending habits. If that sounds familiar, it’s time to ’fess up and get your finances on track. We’ve drawn on leading financial experts to create a simple, jargon-free, step-by-step guide. Save the budget worksheet, and fill in the gaps. Consider it a money map—your new financial future starts here.
This post was originally published on May 10, 2016, and updated by Sacha Strebe.