Wise Bread and Sallie Mae Team Up to Offer Help Center for New Grads

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New resource center will help recent graduates find jobs, manage their finances, and pay off student loans.

More than ever, new graduates need a trusted source of information to help them achieve financial success.

Personal finance site Wise Bread has teamed up with Sallie Mae to launch an online resource designed to help new college graduates take control of their financial futures. The “New Graduate Help Center” (wisebread.com/newgrads) offers a series of comprehensive articles that will help recent college grads find jobs, manage their finances, and pay off student loans.

These helpful articles feature advice from topical experts—such as college counselors and certified resume writers—as well as contributions from journalists like MSN Money columnist Donna Freedman, Chicago Tribune’s deal expert Carrie Kirby, and nationally syndicated frugality expert Myscha Theriault.

A sample of the how-to guides offered by the Help Center includes:

1. Build Your First Budget in 5 Easy Steps
2. 17 Reasons New Grads Make Great Employees
3. 15 Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans Faster
4. Save $10,000 by Living at Home: A Guide for Boomerang Kids
5. How to Feed Yourself for $50 (or Much Less) Per Week
6. How to Make Money While Traveling the World

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“More than ever, new graduates need a trusted source of information to help them achieve financial success,” said Meg Favreau, Wise Bread’s Senior Editor. “We’re excited to partner up with Sallie Mae to bring financial empowerment to our young readers.”

Wise Bread and Sallie Mae will also be reaching out to recent grads through a series of tweetchats on how to succeed after college. Anyone can join the discussion by using the hashtag #WBChat during the tweetchat sessions. The first two tweetchats are scheduled for the following times:

1. November 15th at 12-1 pm Pacific
2. December 6th at 12-1 pm Pacific

“Many recent graduates are highly active on social media channels,” said Ashley Jacobs, Wise Bread’s Community Coordinator. “We’re thrilled to provide a real time opportunity to chat about managing their finances after they graduate.”

"Sallie Mae is proud to team up with Wise Bread to offer help and resources to new college grads who are building their careers and their financial track records," said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. "We're optimistic this 'go-to' resource will help college graduates empower themselves financially, whether that's through eating well for less or ensuring student loan repayments are made on time."

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Wise Bread is a personal finance blog that has received "Best of the Web" awards from About.com, PC Magazine, MSN Money, and Kiplinger.

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