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The Next Steps After Graduation

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Congrats on your recent college graduation! If you're like most young adults who've just finished the "school" chapter of their lives, you're probably wondering, what's next? You have a lot of choices to make, from where you're going to live to how you're going to pay your bills. Here are some tips to help you figure out your next steps.

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Back to School: Budget-Friendly Tips for Buying College Supplies

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Summer is almost over and it’s time to go back to school. Whether this is your first year shopping for college supplies or your last, it is still a huge expense that you may or may not have made a budget for. Keep reading for our tips on how to save money this year before going back to school. After all, there is already too many things to be stressed out about as it is! Don’t add shopping for college supplies to the list. 

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Traditional Higher Education Alternatives

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The societal pressures of getting a traditional college education are real, but it isn’t your only option. If you think going to a traditional university for your higher education isn’t for you, you are probably right! Avoid potentially wasting your time and save money on student loans, and choose a less traditional route. Not sure what other options you have? Don’t worry, we did some research for you! 

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Tax Season: What the IRS “Dirty Dozen” are and How to Avoid Them

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Waiting for a big tax refund is an exciting time. But while you are distracted thinking of how you’re going to spend your extra cash, someone else is thinking of ways to scam you. Every year, the IRS comes out with a list of the worst tax scams called the “Dirty Dozen.” Read our guide below on everything you need to know about them and how to avoid them. 

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Conserving Energy and Keeping Winter Bills Down

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Keeping your home or apartment heated during the winter can drive your energy and heating bills sky-high. If you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, paying for extra utilities is something you may not be able to afford. Have no fear – we’ve got four tips that can help keep your heating bill under control.

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New Year, New Credit: How You Can Achieve Your Best Credit Yet

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The New Year always brings a sense of limitless possibility – the notion that you can achieve anything you set your mind to by January of next year. With a little planning and hard work, you can achieve your best credit score ever by the end of the year. If you need a little help along the way, we’ve got some tips in this article that can keep you on the track toward raising your credit score and removing negatives from your credit report.

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5 Must-Read Online Financial News Sources

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Staying on top of financial news may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your time, but it’s a good way to learn about finance and make sure you’re making the right financial moves for you. Reading financial news will help you become more rounded and spend smarter, especially if you read a variety of content about everything from investing to personal finance. In the article below, we’ve got 5 financial news sources that you should read every day to understand the world of money around you.

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Your Guide to Paying Off Student Loan Debt

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Accumulating student debt is easy. Paying it off can seem very hard. However, using the tips in this article, you can start paying your student debt off now.

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College Earning: How to Make Money at School

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While you’re at college or university, studying and earning your degree should be your top priority. However, if you have some extra time and would like to make some extra cash, there are a few ways you can make money while you’re at school. Plus, if you’re making a little extra money and putting it directly toward your student loans, you’ll graduate with less debt to worry about.

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4 Myths About Your Credit Score and Credit Report

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Having good or bad credit affects how you can spend money and what you can buy. Building your credit up opens a lot of doors like having the ability to buy a house or car or open a credit card. However, there’s a lot of confusion about which things truly affect your credit positively and negatively. Below, there are four credit myths that are commonly perceived to be true. 

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