The latest on avoiding ambulance fees, life after college, and overly generous parents

The latest on avoiding ambulance fees, life after college, and overly generous parents

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


Life after college is weird

The New York Times

This is a guide for the first years after college, from career and personal finance advice to stories about creating the life you’ve always imagined—and bouncing back when things don’t go quite the way you planned.

Help! My parents give me too much money


Slate’s Dear Prudence on what to do if your parents are too generous with their giving. You can have a conversation with them about returning the money or, if giving just makes them happy, contribute the extra to charity or a retirement account.

Uber, Lyft and the urgency of saving money on ambulances

The New York Times

Unfortunately, ambulance rides can cost thousands of dollars and aren’t always covered by insurance. If your injury is minor, you might consider alternate routes of transport to the hospital—like an Uber.

Everything I did after I lost my job

The Billfold

An account of all the things one bartender did after he lost his job, including babysitting, upcycling candles, and collecting cans on the street—told with humor and candor.

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Free tools to simplify the FAFSA

From apps to workshops, here are some free tools and resources that will help parents and students with the FAFSA form.

Running the numbers on the gig economy

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that only 1% of Americans participate in gig economy platforms—be it driving for Uber or delivering pizzas.

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