Friday Night Links: Graduation Edition

by Krantcents · 4 comments

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Are you or your family celebrating graduation?  It may be elementary school, middle school, high school, college or graduate school.  It is one of the most important and happiest occasions.  I can remember my own even if it is a hundred years ago!  I remember attending my future wife’s college graduation and attending my children’s graduations.  Congratulations to all the new grads!

For the last few years, it has been difficult for new college graduates.  One out of two college graduates is either jobless or underemployed.  Normally, this is an exciting time with job offers and all the possibilities.  Summertime is usually filled with celebrations, travel and weddings.  This year new grads are looking at student loan debt that is bigger than ever and the possibility of paying higher interest.  It is hard to celebrate and not think about these things.  There is nothing new here, this has happened before.

These times require creative solutions and entrepreneurial skills.  You may have to go back to school, move or do temporary work.  Many question the value of a college degree, but isn’t up to the individual.  I do value good information as much as an education.  I can identify the best or my favorite articles of the week.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Narrow Bridge Finance  - How to Start Your Own Business with Little Money

Not Made of Money  - 12 Tips to Save Money and Stick to Your Budget

One Cent at a Time  - A Few Unconventional Ways to Reduce Gas Consumption

One Money Design  - Are You Really Getting a Good Deal When Shopping at Outlet Stores?

Out of Debt Again  - Drink Water – It’s Cheap and Frugal

The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Re-tweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.

I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.   Are you a new grad?  Do you have a job or are you going back to school?  Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Graduation Edition.

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SB @ One Cent At A Time May 25, 2012 at 4:45 am

The committee did a great job by including my article. Thanks a lot. Have a nice weekend Larry

Krantcents May 25, 2012 at 6:31 am

You’re welcome, I am always trying to reduce my gas consumption.

Lance@MoneyLife&More May 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

Graduation can definitely be a stressful time. I was lucky and had a job lined up and no student loans but unfortunately that has not been the case recently for many. Best wishes to all graduates and keep your nose to the grindstone and find that job!

Krantcents May 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

I think the graduating classes of the last few years should be admired as they navigate these uncertain waters. If they are able to do anything close to a career, they should receive some additional kudos. The others should not give up, but volunteer and network.

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