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Your last year of high school is one of fun and excitement. You are the big fish, and virtually every other learner in the lower grades looks up to you. But it is also a time of uncertainty and worry, particularly if you are getting close to the end of it and not asking the right questions.
To make sure that you are prepared once you receive your Matric certificate, here are some questions you should be asking:
School is meant to prepare you for the real world, and to an extent, it does. Leaving school and entering the real world can be a shock with the decisions that you need to make. Whether you choose to study or work you will need to earn a living. This could include working set hours, five or more days a week, possibly doing a job you don't particularly enjoy, possibly even having to share accommodation because you can't afford the rent in your local area. It can take some getting used to after the fun you had at school, but it will help enormously if you're equipped with the right financial knowledge.
Graduation from tertiary education
Once you have completed your schooling, college or university studies, you need to make some important financial and life decisions. You need to think about what you want in life. Having goals and a plan will help you create the life you want for yourself – right from day one. When you start your first job, you'll need to sort out a few basics:
Repaying student loans
Consider Life insurance
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