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After College

Listen: Graduating and Job Hunting in the Recession

This is well worth an hour of your time, whether you be a recent grad, a young job-hunter, or a student with graduation in your upcoming future (juniors and seniors, I’m looking at you!). This program is an hour from yesterday’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, an show here on the Washington D.C. NPR station WAMU. It’s […]

Moving: Tales from the Trip

The Moving series is winding down, but not over! Even though I’ve made it to my new digs, there’s still work to be done. For this installment, I’ll get a bit more personal and take you with me on my trip across four states: 8:00am I wake up on my parents’ pull-out couch. My bed […]

Moving: Maximizing Space When Packing Your Car

Moving: Maximizing Space When Packing Your Car

Moving day is fast approaching for me, and I have a little problem to overcome: I’m taking everything in my car. I’m not getting a moving van because I just don’t have enough stuff to justify it. Even if I did, I’d have to drive the van there, then drive back and get my car […]

Moving: I’ve Moved, Now What?

The following is a guest post from Grace Boyle, a 23 year-old adventurista who lives in Boulder, Colorado and does Business Development for Lijit, a tech startup. Her blog is Small Hands, Big Ideas where she writes about life as a Gen Y in a startup and daily inspirations. The hours of planning, budgeting, e-mailing […]

Moving: Finding an Apartment (Part 2)

You’ll need: Appointments to visit apartments from Part 1 A camera (a good one trumps a camera phone) Index cards GPS navigator (oh-so-amazing if you don’t know the area!) or printed directions from Google maps Viewing Apartments It’s my firm belief that apartment hunting should always occur in pairs. If you’re going to have a […]

Moving: Finding an Apartment (Part 1)

It’s exciting to move on from college or your parents’ house and get your first apartment, but it can also be a bit of a headache. Last month, my boyfriend and I went through the painful (but necessary) process, and came out alive and with a signed lease to show for it. I’m a careful […]

Moving: 8 Tips to Avoid Scams on Craigslist

No matter what stage of moving out on your own you’re at, you’re probably using Craigslist: finding a job, finding an apartment, finding furniture for your apartment, selling your junk to pay for food… all can be done with the awesome power of the ‘list! Not to alarm you or anything, but there are SCAMMERS […]

Moving: Making the Decision, Part 3

This is a continuation of Moving: Making the Decision, where I talked about the budget I made to help me decide if I could afford to live on my own for the year following college. The budget I made can be downloaded as a PDF, if it helps you to follow along. If you’re just […]

Moving: Making the Decision, Part 2

This is a continuation of Moving: Making the Decision, where I talked about the budget I made to help me decide if I could afford to live on my own for the year following college. The budget I made can be downloaded as a PDF, if it helps you to follow along. If you’re just […]

Moving: Making the Decision

Oh sweet, you graduated! Or maybe you didn’t, but you’re moving on anyway. Moving out (and moving up) may seem like the natural progression from here, but more and more grads (and non-grads) are deciding to return to the nest for a while. According to a survey conducted on CollegeGrad.com, 77% of college grad job […]