Personal finances are not sexy. And for most young people just starting their professional lives, there are plenty of other priorities to keep them occupied. But the sooner you start to understand how you’re money is working for you, the better chance you have of setting yourself up for a successful future.

To kick of the new year, Todd Wasserman has put together 15 financial lessons for 2015 to help those young professionals begin to take their finances more seriously. One tip he offers that many other experts avoid is the importance of recognizing the way money makes you feel. Most people are irrational about money, and it’s easy to let your emotions get in the way of good financial judgment. But the more you teach yourself about money, the more prepared you’ll be to make smart decisions.

For the full list of tips, read the article here.

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