When the big 3-0 is right around the corner, it can seem like all your biggest anxieties about money are culminating into one apocalyptic mess. Getting married, having kids and saving for retirement, once distant goals with their own financial implications, have now edged their way up to the top of your to-do list. But turning 30 can also be a time when you finally figure things out.
If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.