Each year, almost two million people in the United States graduate from college. What comes next can be intimidating: finding a job, learning to cook, realizing how bad credit card debt can get. This is a guide for a graduate’s first years of freedom. Some of these stories are about the basic realities of career and personal finance. Others are about creating the life you’ve always imagined — or may just be beginning to imagine — and bouncing back when things don’t go right.