Invest in a variety of retirement accounts. Stocks and real estate carry a degree of risk, but they outperform savings accounts over long periods of time.
You should have a savings account in case of an emergency. Period. You can use the money to fix your car, buy a new appliance, or pay for your pet's medical bills.
Investigate options for reducing the cost of a home. Take in a couple of roommates if you can. To save money on their mortgage, even married couples rent out a spare room.
Keep an open mind when it comes to finding a partner who is both financially and personally compatible.
If the person you're in love with is evasive when it comes to future plans or reckless with their spending, you may want to rethink your intentions if this is the case.
Relationships aren't without their bumps in the road. Be ready to deal with them. Divorce is a costly and traumatic experience, to say the least.
Unplanned pregnancies can be financially and emotionally draining. Especially if Mr. or Ms. Right turns out to be wrong.
Before getting married, discuss how many kids you want. Due to hefty costs, some choose for one or two children.
Some people want one parent to stay home for years. Stay-at-home parents may have problems finding jobs if they stay out too long.