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Budgeting for Your First Year Out of College (PDF)
A helpful worksheet to help you anticipate possible living expenses.

CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator - How far will your salary go in another city?

How to Survive Your First Year Out of College - Tips on jobs, bank accounts and apartments. Making sure you aren't homeless, sick and hungry!

LearnVest - Our mission is to help you feel amazing about your money. Whether you want to budget better, maximize your investments, or something in between, we're here to help you make progress on your money. At Learnvest, we believe financial planning should be affordable, accessible, and even delightful. Sign up for our free Money Center to track your spending, saving, and progress. Schedule a free call with a LearnVest Program Expert to talk about your goals (and how LearnVest could help you achieve them).

Mint.com - Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. 

MyMoney.gov - The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better.

Smith College Women and Financial Independence (WFI) is designed to provide women with the skills and knowledge necessary to address financial matters that may arise in their personal, professional, family and community lives.

Wi$eUp Women - Financial planning for generation X & Y women. Its goals are to promote financial security through online education and to encourage responsible saving habits for future retirement.

Women's Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.