We believe everyone can be successful. All it takes is some hard work, dedication, and the right guidance. We are that guidance.
If you've made it this far, you care about your money and you want to build your wealth.
We've broken our program into steps. If you're new to this personal finance thing, start at step one. If you're more advanced and you think you have the experience to skip ahead, do so at your own risk!
Step 1) Realize High School Didn't Prepare You
Think back to high school. What did you learn back then? You probably studied photosynthesis, math, and how to write a research paper. However, the unfortunate truth is our public schools don't teach the basic financial literacy skills that every functioning adult needs! Let us show you What High School Didn't Teach You.
This outlines the most basic skills that you'll need to have in order to be successful in the real world.
Step 2) Update Your Money Skills
You've just made your first step towards success!
Now we know exactly what we don't know! Now our goal is to fill in those gaps with our guides and general library of knowledge.
Before we can get into the really advanced stuff, let's start slow with the Money Skills You'll Need in the Real World. These are the top money skills that every student will need to have when they graduate!
You've learned what you need to know, and now you have the money skills to function on a day to day basis!
Step 3) Evaluate Your Student Loan Situation
If you're in college, there's a 70% chance you'll need to use student loans to pay for your education. For this exact reason, we've published an entire guide on how to navigate the student loan system.
We go in-depth on how to:
- Pick the right student loan
- Pay off student loans while still in school
- And how to quickly pay off student loan debt after you graduate
Step 3) Balancing Your Priorities
We all want to have a ton of fun in college. Getting drunk the night before finals, running through fountains, passing out in frat bathrooms, the whole deal. It's all part of college and growing up.
At some point you have to come to the realization that money is important and in order to be prepared for the rest of your life, you need to start good saving habits now!
We have an entire post discussing the best ways to Balance Fun with Financial Responsibility. We think you're going to love it. It'll help you realize where you are with your finances, and how you can still have hobbies and passions, but not break the bank!
You've done it!
You've completed our crash course on money in the real world.
However, here at CollegeInvestr, we never stop providing you with helpful tips and tricks. We really appreciate you visiting us, so here are 3 Easy Steps to Success to show our gratitude.
If you think you've mastered the basics or want to explore other kinds of information, scroll to the top of the page and flip through our "Blog" section. The latest posts, guides, and how-to pieces will all be found there!
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