- Live cheaply as long as you can. Don't blow it on apts, cars, clothes, and dining out.
- Get Health Insurance.
- Contribute to retirement funds. Target 10 - 15% At minimum, up to employer match.
- Be strategic about debt. Eliminate credit cards. Be mindful of loans or mortgages that may be tax-deductible. Priority: 1. Retirement Contributions, 2. Other savings, 3. Student Loans, 4. Mortgage.
- Pay attention to your credit score.
2015 MSN Money: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/moneyinyour20s/20-things-you-should-know-about-saving-money-in-your-20s/ss-BBi0bUz#image=2