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5 After-College Goals for Your Money

What are your after-college goals?

You finally graduate college and other than get a “real” job, what should you do and how will you pay for it? Get 5 after-college goals for your money. Start your journey to financial independence by getting rid of any credit card debt with the free, 7-Step Credit Card Debt Slasher.

Let’s talk after college goals

There’s a lot of pressure on recent college grads to get a secure job and start paying off those student loans. To make enough to buy a house and a car, to start a family—to live up to the expectations other people have for us.

But what do YOU want? What goals do YOU want to achieve? And how are you going to pay for them?

On this episode of Queer Money®, we share our top five savings goals for recent college graduates, discussing the benefits of taking a gap year to travel abroad and how to prepare for it financially.

We offer strategies to save for your first grown-up home and grow a family the way you want—be it with people or pets.

Listen in for insight on saving seed money for a side business and learn how to grow an emergency savings that gives you peace of mind when the unexpected happens!

Listen to our 5 favorite after college goals:

Topics Covered

  • Our top 5 savings goals for recent college graduates
  • How to prepare financially for a post-college gap year overseas
  • The benefits of traveling abroad after college
  • Strategies to save for your first apartment deposit or mortgage down payment
  • Preparing for the expense associated with growing a family
  • Why you should save seed money for a side business
  • How an emergency savings gives you peace of mind when the unexpected happens
  • Why we suggest saving 6 months of living expenses



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We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys ( and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.

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