When I was 26 I got a financial wake-up call. I was underemployed, making $900 a month and carrying student loan debt. I’d graduated college three years earlier with $25,302 in debt and hadn’t been able to find a full-time job. I was stuck in the part-time job and low-income loop, and I didn’t know how to get out.
We live in a time when you can keep your calendar on your phone, carry your debit card in your back pocket, download a personal finance app to keep track of your spending on the go, even sign important documents electronically. Balancing your checkbook seems like an old-fashioned task, but is it still something you need to do?