Advice for College Grads From Around the Web

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Advice for College Grads From Around the Web

A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers on getting a job after college, paying off student loans and saving for retirement.

College students about to graduate and enter the real world might be asking, "Now what?" Suddenly they're faced with finding a job and a place to live -- and possibly a mountain of student-loan debt. To help, I've gathered advice for college graduates from around the Web.

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What to Do If You Can’t Find a Job After College Graduation [Money Crashers]
"Here are 10 tips to survive, stay on track, and get ahead of the competition."

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25 Tips and Resources for New Grads on LinkedIn [Dough Roller]
"Like the most popular social networking sites, it is a good way to meet people. And building connections with professionals is what new graduates need to do to establish a personal brand, plan a career and improve job opportunities."

College Grads: Avoid these 401(k) Mistakes at Your First Job [Bargaineering]
"With careful planning and consistent savings, you stand a greater chance of building a lasting nest egg."


Should You Save or Pay Off Student Loans? [Money Under 30]
"Although it can be daunting to start out with a lot of eduction debt, you may want to resist the urge to repay those student loans as fast as possible."

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Pay Your Child’s Student Loans [Money Ning]
"Giving your child financial help in order to get an education is a wonderful gift. However, taking on or taking care of loans for that education is the kind of gift that could really hurt your finances."

The Top 10 Cheapest Cities for New College Grads (& Everyone Else) [20Somethingfinance]
"Cost of living data is not the only thing you should look at. Low unemployment rates and burgeoning job sectors are important for new grads."