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The Ultimate List: All 30 Things You Should Do Before You Turn 30

You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 Things Before 30: Part Three

The last installment includes a special bonus option for your 30th year. Leave a comment and let us know what you would add or what you’ve done! Missed the first two? Read the first ten here and the second ten here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Career

Three cultures. Two generations. One bond. This Shift series delves into the lives of mothers who came to the United States from other countries and the daughters they have raised here.

Dorina was the first person in her family to earn a degree, but she didn’t stop there. She went on to earn a master’s degree and is considering pursuing a PhD. She savors the independence of being an educated woman and describes a very different picture of a woman’s role in Mexico. Education is important to Christine and Agatha as well.

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Been skydiving lately? 30 Things Before 30, Part Two

Part two of our list of things you might consider doing before turning 30 includes, once again, a healthy mix of adventure and “real adult” stuff. If you missed Part One, read it here. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 Before 30 List: Part One

Here is the first installment of the 30 things everyone should do – or at least consider – before they turn 30. Our list, of course, is just a jumping off point, culled from lists we found online, talking to twenty-somethings and thinking about our own goals. We’ve included some alternatives too: if you don’t want to write a book, maybe you’ll make a short film? If you don’t head to Everest, maybe Kilimanjaro? But there appears no alternative to creating a budget.

See which of these inspire you, and which simply inspire other creative ideas.

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Private health care crunches the budget, offers peace of mind

This is part of our series on the decisions young adults are making as they manage their health care.

Ashley Bearden, age 23, public relations account executive, New York City

When Ashley Bearden graduated Nashville’s Belmont University last year, she had a pretty sweet offer awaiting her: a full-time post with a great salary at Polly Ryerson PR, the New York-based public relations company with which she had interned while in school.

For an Alabama native looking to jumpstart her career, saying yes was a no-brainer. The catch? The small company couldn’t afford a group plan for employees, leaving Bearden on her own.

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How do you make young people care about personal finance?

For financial institutions, it’s essential to adapt to changes and technology to start important personal-finance and spending conversations with members of Generation Y.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, under the leadership of senior outreach program manager Alejo Torres, has started programs and initiatives targeting young people through interactive workshops, seminars and activities.

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In order to reach young people, you have to target them where they are - online.

Trauma leads to roadtrip on this episode of The Detour Year

In this epic episode of The Detour Year, Jean Fitzgerald, 26, recounts the dramatic time after her mother died during Jean’s first job out of school. She went on a road trip across the country, during which she witnessed tragedy in Yosemite, had a turbulent love affair in Oregon and got stopped by border police near Canada.
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Financial advice for Generation Y, from a member of its own

At 22, Stephanie Collins is a New Yorker who graduated in May from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Armed with a Bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Science, she switched gears and now blogs full time, launching Poorerthanyou.com, a financial vehicle in which she researches and writes on topics ranging from economic advice for recent college graduates to job searching techniques to emerging from credit card debt. She receives emails from mothers and fathers seeking advice for their children, and young adults just entering the career world who have put her advice into practice.

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Seven steps all recent college grads should take to achieve great financial and career success

Back in the spring of 2008, a few months shy of my graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it seemed I was one of a handful of graduates setting off with a plan. Well thought-out, and solid. I majored in journalism and minored in Spanish, and my plan included entering in graduate journalism school at Northwestern University’s Medill School last fall.
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After the graduation parties and celebrations end, the real work begins.

Dreamers: Undocumented young adults face uncertainty

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He did all the right things—made good grades, applied to college, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in architecture. But when it came to finding a job, Luis, 24, was hit with the reality that he was not a legal resident of the United States.

He has been working three years in a sandwich shop.

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