High school students that are about to graduate should take the time to learn financial basics like how to open a checking account or how to balance a checkbook. It’s also a good idea to straighten out your post graduation plans, regardless of whether you’re going to college, trade school or straight into the workforce.
College graduation requires some planning too. You’re probably heading into your first full-time job that aligns with your degree. That means you’ll need to start saving for retirement by opening a 401k or IRA when you do land that first job. You’re also probably looking for a place to live or maybe even a car to support your commute to and from work.
This checklist will help you through it all to make sure your graduation goes smoothly. You should enjoy this great achievement and not stress over it!