Graduation

5 Practical Money Tips for New Grads

Beyond the usual platitudes and cliches, commencement speakers should consider giving their audiences of eager graduates these five crucial pieces of advice.

Are Too Many Kids Going to College?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 70.1% of 2009's high school graduates were enrolled in college classes last fall, up from 68.6% a year earlier. The instinctive reaction to this news is to say, "Great! Educational access for everyone!" But hold your cheers: There are two big problems.

To Succeed After College, Avoid Taking Out Student Loans

To get that coveted college degree, many students are borrowing more than they can easily afford to pay back. A new report shows nearly one-fifth of graduates have more than $30,500 in student loans. To prosper in life, students may want to consider alternative ways of paying for college.

Graduation on the cheap

graduation on the cheapIf you aren't completely broke by the time you finish your four-year degree, just wait. The cost of graduating can take any money you have left....

Getting a 4-year degree in 3 years

This week, Money College presents two views of graduating college early by experts -- that is, students who took the three-year path through school....

You've graduated: Go abroad

Welcome to WalletPop's series "You've graduated. Now what?" Our bloggers have a wealth of suggestions to help you find you way through that time of...

You've graduated: Dress like an adult

Welcome to WalletPop's series "You've graduated. Now what?" Our bloggers have a wealth of suggestions to help you find you way through that time of...

So you've graduated: now what?

Congratulations, matriculator! No more teachers, no more books, no more dodging that most unpleasant of tasks: finding a job.

I hope you've put some...