Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.

Most people save part of their income for the future, but having a clear idea of what you want to achieve with your savings can help you stay motivated and disciplined. In this section, you will learn how to set your financial goals and estimate how much you need. Let’s start with planning—after all, prudent planning means halfway to your goals.

If you already know what you want to set aside money for, such as retirement, your child's education, home purchasing, or other goals in life, you may jump to the articles on those specific topics. Also read the article about trusts to see how you can protect your assets.