MANILA, Philippines – Calling out all 20-somethings out there: we’re halfway through 2013. Now is a good time to look back at all your New Year’s resolutions and check on whether you've reached your year's goals - particularly that money-saving pact you made with yourself.
Ideally, a good savings goal would be to keep away at least 20 percent of what you make each month for rainy days. Another tip for those aiming for financial independence is to learn how to set up and manage a checking account. There are countless ways in which you can save (and earn) a little more then your monthly paycheck.
Thinking about tomorrow might be weird for someone living in the now, but it's never too early to start preparing for the future life you want to have.
What other steps are you taking to ensure that you have a #BrighterLife in the future? And what’s your big financial goal in the next 5 years?
Tell us all about how you manage your financial goals - join the conversation over at Twitter using #BrighterLife.
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