Adulting is rough…especially when it comes to money. When you’re on your own, you bear sole responsibility for handling your finances. So, if you have found yourself recently single, here are some tips from CNN for keeping your finances on the right track. First and foremost, they recommend getting out of high-interest credit card debt, as it can be a major financial drain. Secondly, start building yourself an emergency fund of one to three months living expenses. This will provide a cushion for unexpected life events or expenses that pop up. Third, figure out what you want. Do you want to save up to buy a home? Start a business? Have a child? This allows you to tailor your budget and set savings goals. Fourth, open a 401k and start saving for retirement right away as most companies will match part of your contribution. Fifth, start getting over your investing fears and keep a diversified portfolio. To get started, you can contribute 1% of every paycheck and increase from there. Pay yourself first and do it with every paycheck. Carving a path to financial freedom as a single woman certainly has its challenges but it’s achievable if you’ve got a plan.