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How to Become Financially Independent after High School

How to Become Financially Independent after High School

Financial independence is a great goal, and with the right tools, you can totally get there!

Learning to manage your money isn’t something you should put off until you’re older, until you get a “real job”, or until you feel like a grown-up…

You can start your smart money habits right where you are, using exactly what you have. In fact, high school is the perfect time to start learning healthy financial habits. The decisions you make now concerning your finances have a direct impact on your financial future.

Financial Independence

Financially Savvy

Achieving financial independence after high school is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with setting a few measurable goals based on where you are and where you would like to be a year from now…and five years from now.

  • Do you want to be a homeowner?
  • Do you need a new car?
  • Do you want to be completely debt-free?

Once you know what you are working toward, you can make informed decisions about how you will reach that goal.

Setting a budget doesn’t have to be awful. It’s a chance for you to see exactly where your money is going. There are plenty of apps for budget tracking. Mint is a great one.

But, before you can make any solid plans, you need to have a stable income, right? And in order to have stable income, you have to find a high-paying profession. Download our 12 Hints for Landing a High-Paying Profession After Graduation for helpful insight and tips to do just land, land a high-paying profession!

Career Savvy

There are many ways to find a job, but not all jobs lead to careers. College is, of course, a great way to go… But we meet with students just like you who already know what they want and don’t want to spend four years and a whole lot of money to attain their goals.

If you love children, want a career that is in high demand, and want training that will allow you the freedom to work anywhere in the United States, the Pediatric Dental Assistant School might be a great fit for you!

To Learn More

We have an informative interview with our very own Dr. Rhea Haughseth. Download, listen, and learn about the demand for dental assistants in the current job market and what this career is actually like.

Dr. Rhea Haugseth