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After Grad: Work or College

Once you graduate high school, you have options on how to pursue your career goals. Knowing your options and planning could save you time and money.

When Buying a Used Car Privately, Beware of "Curbstoning"

Auto dealers are expected to sell cars that meet certain consumer protection criteria. This may include providing a warranty that will cover the buyer’s costs if a car turns out to be a lemon. Unfortunately, some unethical dealers may attempt to bypass these laws by curbstoning. Curbstoning is when a dealer poses as a private seller to sell a car. By curbstoning, an unethical dealer can avoid having to comply with the regulations that apply to dealers. To a buyer, this could mean buying a car that has a salvaged title (a car that’s been declared a total loss by an insurance company). It could also mean unknowingly buying a car that has been in a flood and suffered severe water damage.

5 Ways to Lower the Cost of Tuition Before Considering a Student Loan

For many young adults, student loans serve as the first real experience with borrowing a large amount of money. It’s a steep learning curve for someone just starting out, and not understanding financial concepts like interest rates, loan terms and repayment schedules can quickly snowball into a very stressful and costly post-graduation experience.

Income Essentials

With so many career paths available, how do you narrow down your options? And, what kind of income can you expect? Consider these major factors that will play a role in the potential income you can expect.