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How to Manage Debt After College

Debt is a part of many peoples’ lives, and it all comes down to how to handle it. If you’ve taken out student loans, there are several steps you can take to manage your student debt and pay off your student loans, or any other loans for that matter, to ultimately live debt-free. Consider the following debt management tips to help you manage debt after college, so you don’t have to live life like a student after graduating college.

Budgeting After College

Budgeting is one of the very first steps in managing money, but many people are unsure of how to budget. To do so, begin by determining your monthly income. The next step is to create a list of your fixed expenses, such as rent, utilities, car payment, phone bill, electric, cable, groceries, and so forth. After you’ve determined the total of these fixed costs, subtract them from your total monthly income to find what’s left. The leftover amount is considered disposable income, which you can use to eat at restaurants, shopping, and any other extracurricular items that aren’t included in your fixed costs. Use your best judgment to determine how to spend less of your disposable income, such as learning how to cook or only shopping for necessities. Try your best to trim away the extra spending and put that money towards your savings or your debts.

Take Advantage of the Grace Periods

Depending on the student loan, most college graduates have a grace period before they need to start making payments. Take advantage of these grace periods and have a plan ready, such as putting aside the amount you’ll have to pay once it’s time for repayment. This way, you’ll be prepared for when it’s time for you to pay off student loans.

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