Four years of hard work and sacrifices have finally paid off and congratulations, you are a graduate! The next logical step to take is to get a job that ideally pays more than your expenditures.
Here are some of the financial tips you should look into to secure your future after graduation.
Know Your Worth
You don’t have to accept the first job offer you get! Instead, look at how much your fellow graduates are earning to analyze how much money you should be making.
Move In With Your Parents
Moving in with your parents will save the rental costs and allow you to pay off your debts quickly. If you’re in debt then you should measure the pros and cons of moving out before making a decision.
401 (K) Contribution
401 (k) contribution is the amount you and your employer mutually decide to contribute towards your retirement plan. Make sure that the rate is at least 3% of your earnings so that you and your employer are on the same page with the 401 (k) contribution.
Think About Health Insurance
It’s most beneficial to stick to your parent’s health insurance program for as long as you can! When that’s no longer possible, look at the other options your employer has for you.
Set A Budget For Yourself
Create a 50/30/20 rule for yourself; 50% of your income should be spent on needs, 30% on trips, dine-outs, etc, and 20% should be saved.
Consider Car Expenses
Buying and maintaining a motor car is a big expense, considering the rising inflation. I possible, try to manage without it so that you can bolster your savings.
Start Paying Your Student Loans
You just have six months before you start paying your student loan(s). Sit down and calculate how much money you have and how much interest rate will be charged before devising an effective plan of action accordingly.
Have Some Fun
You are finally free from student life, so you deserve to spend more time and money on the things that make you happy!