The hardest part about being young and trying to navigate the sometimes confusing maze of personal finance is finding the right resources. While there are plenty of helpful books and Websites available, the hardest part is finding them. Check out these money sites that are sure to help Gen Y-ers get a handle on their finances.
Gradspot.com – For Life After College Finished with undergrad or inching closer to the end? Gradspot.com offers tips for finding your first apartment, moving back home after college, online dating, and finding a physician. There are also resources galore, including little-known apartment guides by city and job boards. The best part about Gradspot is that the users are just as engaged as those running the site. One anonymous commenter recommended that internship seekers check out www.OneCubicle.com
Money Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Originally a podcast (check it out on iTunes), Money Girl Quick and Dirty Tipsoffers young people personal finance advice from the basics to more advanced information. Check out recent post “How to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k).” The best thing about this site is the quick audio posts that allow users to listen and learn while multitasking.
YouTern Even the most successful professionals, entrepreneurs, and moguls had to start somewhere, and for most of them, that was at the lowest rung as an intern. While thousands of college-age students may know aboutFastweb.com and Idealist.org internships and volunteer opportunities, YouTern.com also offers a wealth of leads for students and recent graduates in all fields. Employers can also seek out potential employees and interns on the site.
WalletPop.com: Money CollegeWhile you can never have too many resources, it’s also important to stay abreast of what’s going on with your peer group and understand the world as it relates to you. Enter Walletpop: Money College. With legislative changes to federal college loan programs and credit cards, Money College helps young people stay in the know.