FCP025 – Things We Wish We Knew About Money When We Graduated College

Welcome back to the Financial Conversation Podcast!

With college graduation having just taken place a few weeks ago, we thought we should talk about some of the money mistakes we made, and people we know have made after graduating from college.

When you have just graduated college, you might think that the world is at your fingertips, and if you’ve just landed a full-time career job, you may feel on top of the world since you will likely be earning more money than you’ve ever earned before in your life. However, this doesn’t mean you can spend your money foolishly.

Here are some of the things we wish we had known about money when we graduated college.

Are you a recent graduate who just got a job or is struggling with student loans? Learn from our mistakes and what we wish we knew when graduating college.

In this episode we discuss:

  • 1:45 – How to do your taxes
  • 4:30 – Paying off student loans
  • 7:00 – Saving during college and after graduating college
  • 11:30 – Don’t overestimate or overspend your income
  • 13:10 – Things we regret doing wrong with money
  • 16:50 – High yield savings accounts
  • 21:10 – How to dress to impress for less
  • 29:45 – Building credit and using credit wisely
  • 40:00 – Saving for retirement

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