I'm a college senior set to graduate next year with my Bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduation, I have three financial goals: Paying off student loans, purchasing a house for my wife and I, and putting away money for retirement. Which of these goals should I tackle first? -- Justin, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Your kids are (once again) clamoring for the latest iSomething. Meanwhile, you and your spouse are locking horns over whether to buy a bigger TV or a faster PC. Oh, and the AV receiver is on the fritz; that's going to need replacing soon too.
Money magazine's 101 Ways to Build Wealth package offers blueprints for the different stages of your life on how to achieve real financial security. In tips #1 through #27, we offer advice for 25- to 34-year-olds.