May Reading Roundup
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’ve been cooped up for waaaay too long and are probably itching to get out and have some fun. Or maybe you’re looking to use the warmer weather for some home improvements, self improvements or just preparing for your future. Whatever your summer goals, we’ve got some helpful tips and guides here that can put you on the right track. We’ll kick off our roundup this month with a special section for college students who may be graduating soon.
Preparing for Life Beyond College
If you’re entering your senior year in college or know someone who will be, the summer is a great time to start preparing for life after college. You can start by positioning yourself for employment opportunities by creating or brushing up your resume (and searching the hidden job market ). And if you’re worried about getting a job with no experience, check out these helpful tips . There’s a lot you or your college senior can do now to make life after college a little easier. Here are even more tips.
Not quite ready to start a full-time job right after college? No worries. There are other options. Maybe you want to take a gap year and travel. Or maybe you want to give back to your community in some way. Here are seven ideas for things you can do besides work once you graduate. Before you make your plans, though, it’s a good idea to know when your student loan grace period ends.
Of course, you’ll eventually have to start paying those loans, and knowing your options is important. Here’s everything you need to know about the basics of repaying your student loans.
Creating an Orderly Life
Want to go beyond the standard spring cleaning this year and get yourself really organized? Here are 100 organizing tips for the tidiest home ever . You’ll probably come across some things you’ll want to get rid of in the process, so here’s a helpful list of apps that can help you sell your stuff fast!
It’s not just your personal spaces you can organize. You also can get your personal records in order by creating an “in-case-of-emergency binder .” It’s where you can put all of the important information you or your loved ones need to know in the event of an emergency. Want to organize your life goals? Here’s how to create a vision board .
Being Kind to Yourself
Pampering yourself may feel like a splurge, but it’s actually part of a healthy routine. Whether it’s getting away for a long weekend , unwinding with a nice glass of wine and a good book, or having a spa day with some new skin or hair care products that help protect you from sun damage, giving back to yourself can energize and revitalize you, both body and mind. And while it may not feel like self care, getting your finances in order is definitely something that will improve your life overall. Don’t know where to start? Here are 14 budgeting books that can help.
More from Around the Web
Want more helpful tips and info for your best, most organized, healthiest and happiest summer? These are some of our favorites from around the web:
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