I cannot believe it’s already time to say good-bye to May! It’s been a busy, short week, but I still had two new posts this week. My post on The True Cost of College had a great infographic from Scholarship Experts. It can a bit eye-opening once you start calculating all the costs involved in sending your child to college.
I also shared Without Purpose, Money is just Paper at Tackling Our Debt. Too many people focus on acquiring a certain amount of money, assuming that is what will make them happy. In reality, true happiness comes from using your money on the things that truly matter to you, rather than hoarding money or spending frivolously. If you haven’t had a chance to check out my post, please do!
A Few Good Reads
With the holiday, I did not get a chance to visit as many blogs as I normally do, so I decided to do something different this week. As college graduates head out into the real world this month, I thought I’d share some helpful posts from my fellow bloggers.
John at Frugal Rules had several great posts aimed at college graduates and parents of future college-bound kids, including:
- Retirement Planning and Saving for College: Can They Coexist?
- Did Your College Degree Come with a Course on Student Loans?
- 5 Things I wish I Knew Before I Graduated from College
Nick from A Young Pro had a few great posts as well. I’d also like to point out that Nick’s first two attempts at college were a bust. But when he was ready, he want back and recently graduated. You can read his story, here.
- Congratulations, You’ve Graduated! Now What?
- 9 Must Read Tips for Paying Off Student Debt
- How to Interview: Tips from a Young Professional
Erin may be a Broke Millennial but she doesn’t have student debt. In her post, Confession: I Avoided the Millennial Curse, she shares the choice her father gave her when it was time to pick a college. A great lesson for both parents and kids.
Vanessa and Jacob at Cash Cow Couple are well-known for living “rich” on a very frugal budget. They had a great guest post from Stewart Bradley on Frugal Living for Students: Tips to Defend Your Financial Stability.
Kim from Eyes on the Dollar shared How We Lost $6000 in Student Loan Forgiveness. Not everyone qualifies for these programs, but if you do—make sure you take advantage of them.
And finally, I’d like to encourage parents and college graduates to visit Graduating From Debt. Kevin’s website has a ton of great information to help you make college a worthy investment, including how to find scholarships and grants to tackling student debt after college.
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