We’re reading more and more about the escalating costs of college and how unprepared young adults are to manage their own money. We’re not judging. We were financial nightmares ourselves. In hindsight, we feel we weren’t given sufficient tools to be prepared. Blame that on upbringing or education or whatever.
Personal finance education isn’t coming from school anytime soon. What’s a parent to do? What if you treat your high school-aged child as a roommate? Ha!? What? Why would you do that?
refund, those are nice words, aren’t they? We all love getting money,
especially at tax time. No one likes finishing their taxes and finding they owe
Uncle Sam money they don’t have. Are you making a costly mistake when it comes
to getting a tax refund?
You did it! You graduated, searched high and low and landed your first job. It’s time to celebrate. Go out big this weekend with your friends or, maybe, buy that car you’ve had your eye on lately.
Hold up! Not so fast. Yes, you have your first “real” job. It’s likely, however, that you won’t make the money an NFL All-Star makes. What should you do?