Starting Work Life

Lessons Covered

  • Being Your Own Boss / Freelancer
  • Working in the Gig Economy
  • Gratuity & Tips (Receiving / Giving)
  • How Do 401Ks Work?
  • Paychecks Explained
  • What Happens When I Leave My Job?
  • What Is a 1099?
  • What Is a W-2 Form?
  • What Is a W-4 Form?

Entering the Workforce

Getting your first real job is the exciting start of your employment journey. However, entering the workforce presents several new challenges, such as filling out tax forms, learning about 401(k) retirement plans, and understanding how paychecks work. Additionally, every job has its own unique environment and culture, making basic workplace etiquette a valuable skill.

Beginning Your Career

With a FinancialFit account, you can access a collection of informative guides and articles that explain what to expect when starting work for the first time. Our resources provide in-depth details about important topics for your first full- or part-time job, including:

  • 1099, W-2, and W-4 Tax Forms
  • Freelancing
  • Receiving and Giving Gratuity and Tips
  • Understanding Gig Economy Basics
  • Following Work Etiquette
  • Knowing How to Leave a Job or Change Careers

Preparing for Your First Real Job

Are you just starting your job search? Have you landed your first interview? Or are you considering self-employment? Whether you're weighing your options or actively looking for work, FinancialFit's lessons will help you navigate the ins and outs of paychecks, taxes, and retirement planning so you can enter the workforce with confidence and clear expectations.