Pick This, Not That: Best Financial Products for Young Adults

young man smiles over a computer - financial products for young adults
young man smiles over a computer - financial products for young adults

Young adults have a lot on their plates: They're just starting out in the workforce as full-time employees, they're often moving out of their parents' house and renting their first place, and they may be juggling student loans or trying to finance their first car.

The financial services industry offers a dizzying array of products claiming to help them reach their goal of a prosperous adulthood, but which products will really do that and which ones will just enrich the company selling it? WalletPop talked to experts to find out what young adults really need when it comes to financial products and what they should leave behind.