7 Money Lessons I Learned Putting Myself Through College

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Millions of fresh-faced Americans who graduated from high school in the spring are about to take the first steps into adult life. Chances are good they are riding an emotional roller-coaster that alternates between bewilderment and anxiety.

Many of these young adults likely are wondering about one thing above all: “How in the world am I going to pay for all of this?”

I asked this same question three years ago, but now I’m putting myself through college. Below are seven things I learned that might help today’s incoming students make smarter financial decisions when contemplating college life.

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