Class of 2021 Commencement Financial Advice : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money Dear graduating college classes of 2021: Congratulations! On The Indicator, Stacey and Cardiff present an economic guide to the future that awaits you.

Dear Class Of 2021...

Dear Class Of 2021...

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Dear graduating college classes of 2021: Congratulations! You made it to graduation after a horribly challenging senior year. Waiting for you is a lifetime of possibilities... and also a still kinda crappy, confusing labor market.

But don't worry! Stacey and Cardiff are going to tell you everything you need to know to navigate adulthood. And yes, a lot of it will be about money, because even though money won't buy you love or respect or all the other best things in life, it's still pretty helpful for buying all the second-best things.

On The Indicator, we present an economic guide to the future that awaits the class of 2021.

Links to sources:

Pew Research analysis on young adults living with their parents

Bankrate survey on millennial homebuyers

National Association of Colleges and Employers survey on salaries by major

US Bureau of Labor Statistics on the unemployment rate for bachelor's degree holders vs high school graduates

Federal Reserve Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking

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