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Headed for College Things are about to change. Big time.

If you're like most people, college is the first time you're on your own, and it's also the first time you're handling your own finances. Some of the most valuable (and hardest) lessons you'll learn over the next few years won't come from a book -- they'll come from experience. But if you're smart about it – if you plan ahead and take charge of your money -- the financial skills you learn will stay with you for the rest of your life...
Renting an Apartment It's a rite of passage – you reach a certain age, you move out of your parents' home, you get yourself a halogen torch lamp, and you move into an apartment.

Man, it all sounds so easy...
Buying a Car So you decided to buy a car. Good for you – that's one key decision down and about a dozen to go. You need to figure out what kind of car you want, how you'll finance it, how to score a good deal, new or used, buy or lease – and of course, the big question: How much? It's a lot to deal with, we know.

Don't worry, you'll be fine. Have you seen some of the people driving cars?
Welcome to the Real World No, not "The Real World." The real real world. School's out, finally, and even before your mortarboard hits the ground, people are going to start treating you like an adult. That's a good thing – but it also means a whole new set of hassles.

Don't worry. Just like school, a lot of them are easier than they seem when you're starting out. Click ahead for a little mini-guide to life beyond those ivy-covered walls.