College grad's survival guide to the real world

Finding job opportunities
Resume-writing tips
Shine in your interview
Successful salary negotiating
Money Management 101
Student loan strategies
Establishing credit
It's easy to save
Lifestyle changes
Living on your own
Buying your first car
Insurance needs for new grad
Building your career
Quick intro to taxes
Managing your taxes
Can I deduct it?
Bloopers and scams
Tool kit
Tools for enhancing your career
Money management tools
Tools to tweak your living expenses
Tax toolbox
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Congratulations! Graduating from college is a major milestone. And you did it! As you embark on this new chapter in your life, perhaps your plans for the immediate future are unclear. That's OK. This guide is designed with you in mind.

As a full-fledged college grad, you'll be confronting new challenges such as finding your dream job, managing your new paycheck (one hopes, a big one!) and adjusting to living on your own. Here you'll find valuable information, expert advice and the tools to manage the game of life.

It's the ultimate guide to surviving the real world -- and best of all, it's free!

Click on any (and all) of the links below to get started.

  • Landing a job
  • Managing your finances
  • Enjoying lifestyle changes
  • Dealing with taxes
  • Tool kit of calculators and tips

Compiled by Dena Dubay, Dani Arthur, Amy Fleitas and Myra Cristobal. Illustrations by Brandy Kesl.



-- Updated: May 29, 2005

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