Between paying all your bills, advancing in your career and maintaining a social life, your 20s can get busy. Now add "save 25 percent of your income" to that list.
It can feel overwhelming. Actually, saving anything in your 20s can feel overwhelming.
Luckily, the most important thing to do money-wise in your 20s isn't to save a certain amount or invest a particular way. It's to develop a willingness to have tough conversations with yourself and make sacrifices in the name of financial health, Kimmie Greene, money expert at Intuit and spokeswoman for Mint.com, tells CNBC Make It.
"The choices don't get easier as your salary increases," she says.