What They Don't Teach You in College: A Graduate's Guide to Life on Your Own

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Mar 1, 2006 - Study Aids - 320 pages
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You're finally free-so now what?

You've passed the last final, and suddenly you're expected to know how to do all sorts of grown-up things-get a job, rent an apartment, pay for health insurance. The only problem is, no one ever told you how to do these things. Take a deep breath, because What They Don't Teach You in College is a crash course in Life 101.

Your Job
- soar through all the new-hire paperwork
- create the best benefits package for you

Your Money
- live large on a small but smart budget
- control your student loan payments

Your Health
- keep insurance costs low
- get to know your HMO

Your Apartment
- spot the most dangerous traps in your lease
- keep roommate headaches to a minimum

Your Taxes
- make filing your returns a breeze
- discover simple ways to increase your refund

Your Car
- avoid used car pitfalls
- negotiate like a pro for your first new car

Packed with helpful checklists for every situation, easy definitions of essential terms and practical advice from an experienced lawyer, What They Don't Teach You in College makes life's major decisions as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Say good-bye to college and hello to your new life!
 

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Contents

The NecessitiesHome and Car
93
The Essentials
187
The Lessons
267
Conclusion
291
About the Author
293
Index
295
Back Cover
305
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James M. Kramon, Esq., a graduate of George Washington and Harvard Law Schools, served as a federal prosecutor for four years and then opened his own law firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the past thirty-five years, his clients have included paupers and billionaires, mom-and-pop businesses and international corporations, and everything in between. Mr. Kramon has represented hospitals, construction companies, manufacturers of goods, providers of services, insurance companies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and government agencies. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Kramon has provided legal advice on all the subjects addressed in this book to countless college graduates.

Mr. Kramon has held various positions in bar associations and public-service organizations, and has taught courses at several law schools. In his previous articles and books, Mr. Kramon has discussed a wide variety of legal and social issues. Mr. Kramon's work has been the subject of numerous television and radio broadcasts and it has been reviewed in major newspapers, such as the Washington Post. Mr. Kramon has been listed in Who's Who in American Law and The Best Lawyers in America.

Further information concerning him may be found at:
www.kramonandgraham.com

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