Here's What You Should Invest in Once You Graduate from College
There is a very good reason why we love reading articles and watching videos on The Financial Diet. Not only do they teach us to spend wisely and save money, but they also teach us how to get started once we graduate from college.
Our latest fave? This video called 8 Things You Should Invest in When You Graduate College, wherein TFD founders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage enumerate the things that we should spend money, time, and energy on after we earn our degrees—along with a short explanation on why we need to so. You can watch the video below or you could also check out what we learned from them by swiping down.
- Professionally-designed and edited cover letter and resume.
Nothing turns off a potential employer than a cover letter and resume that's vague and plagued with grammatical errors. Instead of editing those generic resumes and cover letters you find online, set aside a small portion of your money to have yours checked by professionals. But if you're really short on cash, you can ask a Communications major friend you trust for some help. Just remember to give them a small token after you get a job to tell them you're grateful for their time and effort!
- Work wardrobe staples.
You know that what you usually wear to school won't do in the professional world, so you should start investing in well-fitting office clothes for your job interviews and job application processes. Don't know how to get started? Here's something to help you:
- A good cellphone data plan.
Nope, it's not just for updating your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It's for updating your LinkedIn, too, and responding to e-mails and messages you get from potential employers. This also comes in handy when you're looking for directions on your way to job interviews or client meetings. As what Chelsea said, "Not having access to your e-mail for a few hours can, honestly, be the difference between getting the job and not getting the job."
- Your emergency fund.
You don't have to start as soon as you graduate, but we recommend that you start saving up for it once you start earning. As what these two amazing ladies recommended in the video, your emergency fund should cover three months of your total living expenses.
What are you saving up for after college graduation? Let's talk in the comments or via Twitter @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.