11 Financial Rules for College Students

  1. Try and limit student loans to your anticipated first year post-graduate salary
  2. Jobs, Internships, school projects, and mentors lead to better post-graduation employment
  3. Unfortunately GPA still matters –  If yours sucks, at least try and show improvement
  4. Don’t buy on credit unless it appreciates – a car loan is the exception
  5. Pay your credit card in full every month – PERIOD
  6. Save and invest10-20% of your post-graduation income – Pay Yourself First
  7. Take advantage of compound interest – IMMEDIATELY
  8. Don’t buy individual stocks – Nobody can predict the future, so don’t try
  9. Buy ETFs – DIVERSIFY DIVERSIFY DIVERSIFY
  10. Max out tax advantage accounts
  11. At a minimum, obtain Car and Health Insurance – Don’t let an accident or illness set you back

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