NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Few things affect your quality of life more than financial literacy.The basics go well beyond being able to open up a bank account or get a job. They entail knowing how to make a wide variety of financial decisions throughout your life. Understanding and applying these financial basics to the money you earn is likely to make you wealthy. Not having a grasp of them can leave you in a perpetual financial bind. Here are the 10 essential financial basics:
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