We’ve got some exciting news: today we’re launching a 7-day guide that is intended to help recent college graduates become debt free. Each day, once you sign up, you’ll receive an e-mail from us containing very useful tips and advice on conquering debt and taking control of your financial future. Here’s a peak at the introduction to the guide:
Our brand-spanking-new debt-free guide for college graduates
It’s one of the sad facts of modern college life that most graduates leave school with not only a degree and a diploma but also a mountain of debt. Whether it’s in the form of student loans or credit card balances, one thing is certain — you don’t want to enter the “real world” weighed down by lots of debt (especially in this economy)!
And that’s why we’re so happy to be able to provide this guide to our users, and to anyone else who finds it useful. If you take the guide seriously and complete the actions recommended to you in each of the 7 days, you will put yourself on the path to financial freedom.
We don’t want to give away exactly what’s in the guide, but here’s a preview of the title for each day’s e-mail:
- Day 1: Budget Bliss
- Day 2: Economize Your Entertainment
- Day 3: Careful with that Credit Card!
- Day 4: Don’t Mortgage (Or Lease) Your Future
- Day 5: The True Cost of a New Car
- Day 6: Creative Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
- Day 7: Achieving your Dreams
To see what’s included for each day, you’ll have to sign up and wait for the e-mails to arrive! If you want to do that now, just click here.
Credit card companies are increasingly targeting college students by setting up tables on campuses and offering free gifts for signing up, including t-shirts, frisbees, pizza, and even iPods. That’s probably one reason why a report published in 2009 found that 84 percent of undergraduate students had credit cards — with an average balance of $3,173 per student!
So if you’re one of those people, or if you just want to find out how to avoid some of the debt traps that ensnare recent college graduates, you will benefit from signing up for the guide.