Graduating from college is one of life’s most thrilling events. Finishing my degree, walking the aisle and receiving a fancy document in a leather-bound case remains one of the high points of my life.
Leaving college life behind, I was ready to live life to the fullest, whatever that meant. I was so over living under campus rules, grueling classwork, never-ending papers, mid-terms, and finals. I was ready to begin life in the real world.
Unfortunately, I still had a lot to learn about managing finances. I knew nothing and worse, wasn’t aware that I knew nothing. What was there to know, anyway?
Sadly, I am not alone. Today’s graduates are smart but generally financially ignorant.
For college graduates gearing up to enter the real world, I offer the following for starting off on the right financial foot.