Advice on Learning Financial Know-how; taking you back to Basics:
There are those people that love to balance a checkbook or draw up a budget to guide them on their financial matters. They will probably be found in a financial capacity of some kind, studying towards a career in the world of Finance.
For most, finances are numbers on papers, relating what amount of money you have to spend, where you spend too much, and how much, if any, will be left when all is done. Well, you do not need to know it all. You can handle your finances better by just thinking it through.
You can start with the most basic, old-fashioned notion of not spending more than you earn. You can do research to find options for saving. Just make sure the searches you do are sponsored by a bank.
Do not worry too much about figuring out interest rates, you know you would rather pay 5% than 10%, so you go for only 5%.
Something young people do not like to consider is planning their retirement. You are still young and retirement very far in the future. However, Experts advise that you start as early as 21 years of age. This might sound frightening, but things happen that you cannot control. By starting early, you can know at least you will have something to start off on when retirement comes along.
The key to saving is to start as early as possible. A retirement fund is basically a savings account for the future. But, you also need to save for that probable emergency or big purchase you want to make.
Keep it simple and start saving when you are still young.