How many of you readers out there have a son or daughter graduating from college this year? Granted, many state universities and some private schools have already held graduation, but many are close to sending their seniors out into the "real world."

Sure, an all-expense-paid trip to Europe seems like the ultimate graduation gift. However, college students who face thousands of dollars in academic debt may need to jump on the job hunt sooner than expected. With new financial responsibilities looming, recent grads will appreciate whatever help they can get.

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