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3 Smart Money Moves for Recent Grads

Graduating from school is an exciting time, but lately, many graduates have struggled with their finances. To make ends meet as you enter a new phase of your life, you'll need to be smart with your money.

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger gives several suggestions on what grads should do to improve their finances. From getting debt paid down to saving for long-term financial goals like a home or retirement, Dan notes the key advantage that most grads have on their side is time, and making the most of it can make a huge difference in your overall results.

Making the right financial decisions early in your life makes a world of difference in your golden years, but with most people chronically undersaving for retirement, it's clear not enough is being done. Don't make the same mistakes as the masses. Learn about The Shocking Can't-Miss Truth About Your Retirement. It won't cost you a thing, but don't wait, because your free report won't be available forever.


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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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