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The Financial Rules for New College Graduates: Invest Before Paying Off Debt--and Other Tips Your Professors Didn't Teach You

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Having graduated from college with a degree, even the luckiest newly minted professionals--those who are able to quickly find a full-time job and support themselves--are often burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Many of these young professionals grow up hearing that they should not invest until their debt is paid off. Others fall too readily for invest ...more
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published April 30th 2018 by Praeger
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May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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It’s really great to read a book about personal finance like this one that is succinct while still covering a broad range of important topics. This book shows through simple math and simple (but certainly not easy) steps how it’s possible to build wealth provided one starts early enough.

And as a Gen Xer who was told since age 21 by the media and popular culture that I would make less than my parents and have a way worse lifestyle, I’m not buying any of this learned financial helplessness that is
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Anna Ochoa
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tips your professors didn't teach you? Were they supposed to? Mom taught me to balance a checkbook (thanks Mom!), but after graduation, the leap into the world of adult finances was always daunting and intimidating. The Financial Rules for New College Graduates cuts through the confusion. This stuff is not hard, and that's saying something coming from an artsy fartsy English major.

I highly recommend this book for those just cut from the apron strings or anyone in need of a primer on financial ba
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Barbara Taylor
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Outstanding, succinct, and at times laugh out loud funny book about personal finance that has lessons for everyone, including me. Spoiler alert: I am neither a recent college grad nor prone to reading books about finance, but I loved this book. Also- it makes a great graduation present!
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