Money Monday: Kick Start Your Finances After Graduation

A recent graduate's guide to personal finance

Graduation is just weeks (if not days) away for many of you college seniors out there! That means a new chapter of life is about to start! It's exciting a scary all at the same time; trust me I know because I was in the same position last spring! 

When I graduated from college, the transition was hard for me. And when it came to my money it was hard for me to figure out what I needed to focus on and how I should prioritize things. 

This guide below is a perfect introduction for a new grad. Where to start, what's important, and where to focus your financial efforts. 

New Grad’s Guide to Personal Finance

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Don't know where to start when it comes to making a budget? Try the simple Shoebox Budget if you're setting a budget for the first time and want to learn how to stick to it! Or check out Episode 101 of the Living Young & Free Show for more details. 

One of your long term financial goals should be planing for retirement. If you want to know why it's important to start saving for retirement NOW, watch Episode 96 of The Living Young & Free Show.

If you're a new grad (or to be) and you're just starting your personal finance journey, visit the Living Young & Free Field Guide for additional resources!

Be well, 

Lauren R.