Not sure where to start on your Personal Finance journey? We've got your roadmap!
We all have different expereinces with money and our backgrounds truly are personal...so how do you know what the right path is for you? Personal Finance @ Duke is here to help you navigate the roads of money management.
Where will your personal finance journey take you? Start here:
Know your Money Habitudes- Similiar to Myers-Briggs or the "Which type of bread are you?" Buzzfeed quizzes, this assessment will reveal to you the attitudes and habits you posess related to money management. Make an individual appointment with our office to discover yours!
Articulate your financial goals- Getting started is easier when you know where you want to go. Is your goal to graduate debt free from Duke? Or to retire from your career before age 50? Defining what it is you want out of your finances can help guide your financial decision making process moving forward.
Find your support system- Even the best road trips can go south if you have the wrong passengers. We all know the importance of having a good naviagtor beside us when traveling and the same can be said about the people you have alongside of your personal finance journey. Reflect on the people you spend the most amount of time with: are they helping you stay on the path towards financial wellness or have they cause a detour or two leaving you more lost than when you started?
Keep at it!- Financial well-being won't be acheived in a day and it can be easy to get discouraged. Focus on one or two small, manageable changes you can make and let that motivate you to keep going!