Creating a Budget After College: Wants, Needs and Feeling the Joy

Cover of book All Your WOrth, which covers budgets
Cover of book All Your WOrth, which covers budgets

Creating your first budget after graduating from college doesn't have to be a strain. As our expert Manisha Thakor shows, managing your cash isn't about the budgeting blues, but following your joy.

"When I look back at my career, it is very clear to me that the No. 1 thing I did right financially was live within my means right out of the gate," Thakor told Money College in a recent interview. In fact, she says, sticking to a budget in her 20s gave her a financial safety net that allowed her to change careers years later.

So where do you start?