As a foundation for your financial planning, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Career Guide to Industries at www.bls.gov/oco/cg to determine the earnings, benefits, and employment outlook for a position in your career field. What educational requirements are necessary for entry and advancement in the field? Don't have a chosen field? Then check out the resources on the Internet or your campus career services office to start your career self-assessment. You can't plan your finances without an income (to learn more, visit www.payscale.com or other Internet sites with salary data)- and remember, it's hard to plan for career success in a job you hate!