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How My Student Loans Taught Me to Save

If retirement savings don't excite you just yet, prioritize saving for goals that do.

Dear fellow millennials, as an elder member of your generation, born in 1981, I feel it’s my responsibility to share a nugget of wisdom when it comes to saving.

First, let’s acknowledge that saving money is not fun, especially for something as far off as retirement. Saving for retirement can feel like lighting money on fire or throwing it into a black hole. Sure, there’s technically a balance in an account somewhere, but retirement as a concept is relatively abstract and it may not seem all that important to you right now given all the other possible financial demands in the present.