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Just Graduated? Give Dad a Break and Take Control of Your Life – All from Your Phone


    June is “dads and grads” month.


    Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19. And in the next few weeks, millions of students from colleges across the country graduate.


    One way young adults can honor your fathers (and mothers) is to take the reins of your future. No more relying on your parents to take care of your finances! Start job hunting.


     You can do that – and more – right from your phone. Start balancing your checking account, paying your bills and looking for jobs and apartments.


    These apps can help you take control:



    Find your dream job.

    • Resume Star (iOS, FREE, 5/5 rating): Fill in your info to produce a clean, correctly formatted PDF resume. You can email it directly, post online or print out.
    • My Resume Builder (Android, FREE, 4.4/5 rating): Enter in your info, and the app helps you create a professional resume or CV from 10 templates.
    • JobSearch by ZIPRecruiter (iOS & Android, FREE, 4.7-5/5 rating): The Zip job board helps you find a good job nearby fast. It learns what kind of employment you're looking for, searches for you, and automatically notifies you when there's a new job that is a good match for you.

    Check your change – do you have left for the movies this weekend?

    • Bill Monitor – Bill Manager & Reminder (iOS, $.99, 5/5 rating): Easily manage your bills.  Categorize them. Check balances. Get payment reminders (and calendar view of bills), schedule payments, view overdue notices and much more.
    • My Budget Book (Android, $3.39, 4.7/5 rating): Track expenses and income through individual and recurring transactions to better understand how much money you have to play with each month. Bonus: it’s available in 11 languages.

    Find a place to live (that’s not Mom’s and Dad’s)

    • Trulia (iOS & Android, FREE, 4.3/5 rating): Find apartments across the country – know which are pet-friendly or near gyms and other points of interest. You can even contact property managers with a click while on the go.

    Jump off the rents’ insurance policies

    PolicyBazaar (iOS & Android, FREE, 4/5 rating): Compare a wide range of insurance policies (auto, health and more) and other financial products. Manage all your policies through the app. You can even store all your policy info in one place, and get alerts when payments are due.

    And with our unlimited talk and text plans – starting as low as $35/month after $5 Auto Pay credit* you can get your very own wireless plan.

    Carpe Diem!


    *Auto Pay: Pay $40 in 1st mo. $5 credit applied after enrollment in auto pay