Your Financial Future Starts Now

By Rachel Pitre on Friday, March 31, 2023

As you embark on the next phase of your lives, it’s important to start thinking about your financial future. Investing in your finances now can have a big impact on your quality of life in the future.

By saving and investing your money 

wisely, you’ll have the means to live on your own terms—whether it’s traveling the world, buying the latest gadgets, or simply being 

able to go have fun with your friends on the weekend. Having a solid financial foundation will give you the freedom to enjoy all of life’s experiences. 

So, how do you get started? Investing in your future does not have to be complicated. A great way to start is by simply creating a budget. If you flip to Page 20, we created a guide that can help you create a budget that is unique to your lifestyle. 

You can also get started by playing our fun lifestyle game on Page 54 to figure out what future you want and the different careers you can pursue to attain this. 

Finally, get to work! Getting a summer job or a paid internship is a great way to learn about the world of work. Just be sure to saving some of that well-earned cash. Check out our summer jobs story on Page 62.

Investing in your financial future is key to unlocking a life filled with freedom, fun and fulfillment. So take control of your finances today and start building the future you want now! 

Rachel Pitre
Publisher, Arkansas Next