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Money | Personal Finance | 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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They're relatively uncommon, but month-to-month apartments can have distinct advantages in certain circumstances. We'll help you decide if they're for you.


Can you use student loans to buy a used car?

 Can you use student loans to buy a used car?

Student loans are great for tuition, but are they also good for buying a car? Find out if you can use student loans to buy a used car. See more »

 What should your teen know about taxes?

Do you know what your teen should know about taxes? Find out what your teen should know about taxes in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Should your teen work for the family?

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. See more »

5 Tips for the First-time Saver

 5 Tips for the First-time Saver

Are you a first time saver looking for tips? Visit TLC Family to find 5 tips for the first time saver. See more »

10 "Kid" Habits to Hold On To

 10 "Kid" Habits to Hold On To

Wondering which kid habits to hold on to as you age? Visit TLC Family to see 10 "kid" habits to hold on to as you grow up. See more »

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

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

When can you know if you're turning into your parents? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how you can know when you're turning into your parents. See more »

Top 10 Things to Steal from Your Parents' House

 Top 10 Things to Steal from Your Parents' House

Wondering what things you should steal from your parents' house? Visit TLC Family to see the top 10 things you should steal from your parents' house. See more »

10 Movies About Becoming a Grown-up

 10 Movies About Becoming a Grown-up

There are great movies about becoming a grown up. Visit TLC Family to see the top 10 movies about becoming a grown up. See more »

How can you date on a budget?

 How can you date on a budget?

How can you date on a budget? Visit TLC Family to learn how you can date on a budget. See more »

5 Tips for Setting Up Your First Budget

 5 Tips for Setting Up Your First Budget

Looking for tips for setting up your first budget? Visit TLC Family to find 5 tips for setting up your first budget. See more »