Using identity theory as a basis for conceptualizing and clustering the financial identity-processing styles of young adults, this study examines antecedent socialization factors and consequent financial capabilities associated with those clusters. Using two-timed longitudinal surveys (N = 1,511) of college students, we proposed and confirmed three financial identity-processing styles, resembling Berzonsky's three identity-processing styles (i.e., informational, normative, and diffused-avoidant). Labeled Pathfinders, Followers and Drifters: these three clusters were profiled with respect to their socialization factors and financial capabilities. We concluded that identity theory can be applied to the financial domain, financial identity-processing styles are influenced by socialization factors (e.g., parents, learning), and these styles have consequences for individuals' financial capabilities (financial knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and behaviors). Insights from this study may inform the design and implementation of effective financial parenting, financial education and intervention programs, and identify those young adults who may benefit from education and intervention efforts.