The future will get here sooner than you expect, and you want to be financially prepared for it. Not saving up for the home you want to buy in a few years or the car you’ll need when your current one breaks down is a mistake. The same goes for tuition for yourself or your children and for retirement. Those may seem a long way off, but don’t procrastinate. You need as much time as you can get to save and can never start saving too soon. Even if you can only put away a few dollars from buying a house each paycheck or each month, do it. That will add up fast and ensure a bright and secure financial future for both you and for your family.