Welcome to Young and the Invested, a growing online community for young people looking to improve their financial literacy, and by extension, learn how to invest, manage and plan their money with confidence.
I started this website because I find most advice about personal finance is generic, not tailored to younger generations in the early stages of life or their careers, and outdated. By developing sound financial habits at an early age, anyone can practice sound financial habits. When done successfully and repetitively, this can empower people to start on the path to financial independence and have a chance to retire on their own terms.
Most of what you read in the media highlights the perpetual problems Millennials and Gen Zers face when it comes to establishing good financial habits like living within your means, saving money, or setting aside enough to fund your retirement. But why is that? What is driving this?