10 Tips For Parents With Graduates Preparing For Life After High School

The preparation of your teenage child for their senior year, their last year of school is stressful for your child and the parent as well. They must go through tough decisions they have to make that can reflect the rest of their lives. This is a stressful time for them this year trying to keep their grade average up and passing their SAT, filling out college applications, and trying to decide what they are going to do with the rest of their life. It is hard to manage sometimes, but we have to do what we can to help and…

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Invest In Your Future (Money Management)

Saving money is hard to do.  Especially if you are not making enough to “just barely survive” and live paycheck to paycheck.  However, you must put some kind of money away into a saving account for emergencies and other things that you will need money for in the future. It is recommended by Dave Ramsey in his “7 Baby Steps” to at a minimum have $1,000 saved away for just these instances. Do not go below this threshold unless you absolutely have to but you should put forth every effort to maintain this amount.  This is just the beginning and…

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Invest In Your Personal or Professional Education/Training (Educational Goals)

Besides having knowledge and experience, nothing spells success or the potential for it better than having a degree or technical certification. By having these all important credentials sets you apart from your peers and will give you opportunities for promotion and higher level jobs that will benefit you and your family. You have to do something that sets yourself apart from your peers that will give you an advantage in knowledge, experience, promotion potential, and so forth.  One way that you can do that is to expand your personal or professional education.  Nowadays, having an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelors Degree,…

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