Dave Ramsey is the granddad of personal finance and his 7 steps are classic financial advice.
Step 1 Save $1,000 in an emergency fund
Step 2 Pay off all debt (except the house)
Step 3 Three to six months of savings in an emergency fund
Step 4 Invest 15% of your income into ROTH IRA’s and pre tax retirement plans
Step 5 College funding ie 529 plans (if you have kids)
Step 6 Pay off your home early 
Step 7 Build wealth and give ⠀⠀