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Cannonball Commute

Don't Pick a Lemon

So you're ready for your first job. How do you plan to get there? Many new graduates buy their first car just as they enter the working world.


Warren Brown

Live Online Discussions

Transcript: Real Wheels Live

Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. ET

If you're planning on using that first paycheck on a down payment on a new car, Warren Brown can help you pick.

Michelle Singletary

Transcript: Color of Money

Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. ET

Light on cash? Michelle Singletary can help you find ways to live on a graduate's salary.

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