With heavy financial burdens like student loans, rent, credit card payments and more, starting “adult life” on the right foot can feel impossible for many Millennials and Gen-Zers. These generations often receive conflicting advice about how to achieve financial stability: Some experts urge them to pay off their debts as quickly as possible, while others tell them to start building their retirement nest egg while they’re young.
While both paths are valid, it shouldn’t be one or the other. Instead, it’s important to create a strategic financial plan that addresses both short-term debt and long-term savings. Below, the experts of Forbes Finance Council share their advice for young professionals seeking a healthy balance.