The hardest part about graduating from college isn’t the final exams or saying goodbye to friends from your dorm—it’s the more subtle process of transitioning from a student role into that of an independent adult. Life after college is full of questions—where will I live? What will I do for a job? How will I make ends meet?
Decisions you make now, including financial habits, will set the course for your post-college life. Here are three financial rules for college graduates. These tips will help establishing good financial habits that your future self will thank you for:
Make paying off student loans a priority.
Don’t get too comfortable during the grace period after graduation—those six months will fly by, and monthly bills for your federal loans will kick in before you know it. Instead, spend that post-college grace period finding a job that will allow you to pay more than your