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Simple tricks to help your high school graduate prepare for college

Some things cannot be learned in high school
Posted: 3:54 AM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 11:43:11Z
6 college-money lessons you didn't learn in high school

TAMPA, Fla. — Do you have a high schooler who is about to graduate? If so, we are helping you prepare your graduate for college. From dorm rooms to balancing a budget, there are some things teens just cannot learn in high school.

COOKING IN YOUR DORM ROOM

  • Breakfast: Try cooking an omelet in a mug. Eggs, milk, tomatoes and cheese!
  • Lunch: Make a Chipotle bowl from home. Warm up brown rice, add black beans and avocado.
  • Dinner: Try substituting your mac and cheese w/cauliflower.
  • Late night snack: Pizza in a mug. Marinara, cheese and pepperoni for 2 minutes in your microwave.

LAUNDRY

Maybe your graduate's never done laundry before. Make sure they know the basics before sending them away.

  • Never mix colors with whites.
  • Dry your clothes in cold air to avoid shrinkage.
  • Wash your sheets at least every two weeks.
  • Hang up your nice clothes.

INTANGIBLES

  • Time management — Teach your soon-to-be grad about how to run a calendar on a smart phone and keep a running to-do list.
  • Professional quality e-mails — Text-speak and emojis probably won't go over well with their professor or manager with a job offering.
  • Money management — Pinching pennies can be necessary on a college student budget.
  • Present yourself as a professional — Look and act professional but also know how to give a good handshake.

Your soon-to-be college student can get more financial advice at College Guru Academy.