7 things I wish I had known about money before I graduated from college


jessica mai

Jessica Mai

Me and graduation day.

In college, getting my degree was the priority.

Repaying my student loans, filing tax returns, and saving for retirement never even crossed my mind.

However, these are supposed to be the fundamentals of entering the "real world" - and I did not have the slightest clue about them.


My parents, who are immigrants, didn't teach me about them. I was basically on my own ... but I had no motivation to learn about things not directly related to my degree and always put it off.

Looking back, these are the things I wish I had known about money when I was still in college: