​Learning to investHeadline: Your finances in your 20sLink: http://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-the-burning-question/your-finances-in-your-20sFirst two paragraphs: I don't know about you, but for me, my 20s were a confusing time during which, as far as I can remember, I made a series of terrible decisions, spent too much money, and consumed too much alcohol (on the plus side, I didn't get any tattoos).Because I hope for better for you, gentle reader, this week, we're going to talk about some ways that you can ensure that your 20s are, at least, a financial success, although I can promise you nothing on the relationship and career fronts.By way of preface, in your 20s, your finances are typically less complex than they will be later on. You might be in varsity, earning a bit from a part-time job and living with your parents or in res, or you might by in your first job, earning your first real salary and living in your first flat (alone, or with flatmates). Whatever the specifics, I'm going to assume that you have some kind of income, and a set of expenses and some debt (maybe a car loan or a student loan), but nothing too complex – no offshore accounts or child maintenance orders or anything like that. If you're part of a typical family, your parents probably didn't do enough to teach you how to manage your finances, so it's important that you take time to educate yourself on what to do, starting with reading this article!