Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Steps to build healthy spending habits and make the transition out of college easier. Also in the news: How to avoid risk of student loan default, why you should file your taxes early, and the cheapest American metro areas to buy a home right now.

Get Ready to Spend Like a College Grad With These Top Budget Tips
Soon-to-be graduates can take these steps to build healthy spending habits and make the transition out of college easier.

Are You At Risk of Student Loan Default?
Student loan default starts the same way for everyone: a missed payment.

Why You Should File Your Taxes Early
Don’t wait until the last minute to get in line for your refund.

The Cheapest American Metro Areas to Buy a Home Right Now
With the cost of houses continuing to rise, location can make a big difference.

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