MPR News with Angela Davis

Financial advice for new grads in Minnesota

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On MPR News with Angela Davis, two financial experts share financial advice for students as they leave high school or college.
Jackson Forderer for MPR News | 2020

It’s graduation season. Students across the state are putting on their caps and gowns as they wrap up their high school and college careers — and prepare to join the workforce full-time.

Some new grads are having a hard time finding full-time jobs. Others might be navigating a full-time paycheck — and paying for rent and groceries on their own for the first time. 

MPR News host Angela Davis talked Monday with two financial experts who share financial advice for students as they leave high school or college, and how the steps they take now can help them form a solid financial foundation early in their careers.

And, if you’re looking for a graduation gift or want to take a deeper dive, here are a couple of recommended books. MPR News senior economics contributor Chris Farrell suggests “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties” by Beth Kobliner and a listener on the show recommended “The Simple Path to Wealth” by J.L. Collins.

Guests:   

  • Chris Farrell is MPR’s senior economics contributor.

  • Samantha Falkowski is a financial coach at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. 

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MPR News host Angela Davis (left) talks with MPR News Senior Economics Contributor Chris Farrell (center) and Samantha Falkowski (right), a financial coach at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, in an MPR News Studio in St. Paul on Monday.
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