4 Financial Tips For New Grads Of High School And College

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Another graduation season is finally wrapping up. The caps have been tossed, the speeches (laboriously) given, and by now, you’ve realized that you don’t actually get your diploma when you cross the stage.

Congratulations! Pass go! Collect $200! Speaking of which …

Here are four financial tips for the recent graduate from a pretty recent graduate herself.…

“Master Your Plastic” With An Interactive Lesson From SALT

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There are only 2 days left in financial literacy month, so now’s the time to master the basics. SALT™ has you covered with plenty of great, FREE content on saltmoney.org, including “Master Your Plastic,” an interactive lesson that helps you control your credit card balances and find out what your spending means for your future.

Check out the lesson description, and click through to get started.…

Your Monthly Money Plan Part 3: Checking Your Credit Status

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We’re on to month three of our money plan series! By now you’ve got a budget and you’ve started tackling your debt! Now what?

Well, we need to get you updated on your credit score. If you’ve been reading the SALT™ Blog for a while, then you already know how your credit runs your financial life—so it’s important to see where you stand and what you can do about it. (PS: In case you need a refresher, check out my previous post How to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score (Without the Gimmicks) for a quick rundown.)

Now we need to talk about where to find the information we need, make sure everything is OK, and what to do if something is wrong.…

Explain Like I’m Five: Student Finance Edition

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Remember when you were 5 years old? Things were great. You only had to worry about four to eight things in your life, and even those were very trivial (5-year-old Shane would be shocked to find out how little coloring I do now).

If something important came up, someone would break it down to a level that you could understand.

New president? He’s in charge now.

Fourth of July? America’s birthday.

Medicine tastes gross? Makes you feel better.…