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Finance for New Adults

Becoming an adult can be a frightening time in your life. Being financially independent requires a lot of know-how. In this section we'll examine many of the financial aspects related to becoming an adult.

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You Know You're Turning Into Your Parents When...

You spent your childhood wanting to be just like them. Then, during your teenage years, you did everything you possibly could to be nothing like them. Somewhere along the way, though, you did, in fact, become your parents. How did that happen?


Can you use student loans to buy a used car?

Student loans aren't free money. If you're tempted to buy a car with your financial aid check, you might want to do the math first.

Teens should know both the practicalities and philosophy of taxes. Learn what your teen should know about taxes in this article.

Teens often work to help pay for their expenses or to help out at home. Learn if your teen should work for the family in this article.

5 Tips for the First-time Saver

Your two biggest goals in life are to build a career and have fun, but if you forget about starting a nest egg, there could be tough times ahead. Take these suggestions to heart, and you'll be on the beach sipping mai tais in your golden years.

10 "Kid" Habits to Hold On To

When you were a kid, you probably couldn't wait to grow up. Now that you've hit full-on adulthood, you wish you could go back to the easy life of a child. These are 10 childhood traits you should hold on to, no matter how old you are.

You Know You're Turning Into Your Parents When...

You spent your childhood wanting to be just like them. Then, during your teenage years, you did everything you possibly could to be nothing like them. Somewhere along the way, though, you did, in fact, become your parents. How did that happen?

Top 10 Things to Steal from Your Parents' House

Now that you're all grown up with a place of your own, the first place to go shopping is your parents' house, of course. From dishes and clothes to special antiques, these 10 things should definitely make the move with you.

10 Movies About Becoming a Grown-up

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a difficult one for both children and parents. Fortunately, there are movies out there that compress the long and rocky road to adulthood into a 90-minute, family-friendly story that gives parents and teens something to talk about.

How can you date on a budget?

Dating is already stressful enough without having to worry about money. What are you going to wear? Where will you go and what will you say? But when you're working with a tight budget, you can still be creative and have a fun time on your date.

5 Tips for Setting Up Your First Budget

When you're finally on your own after getting out of school, starting your first real job can feel exhilarating -- until you're faced with utility bills, car insurance payments and rent. How should you go about setting up your first budget?