Those first few months after college can be overwhelming, and many grads may find themselves grateful for the chance to return to familiar territory while they plot their next move.
But Marcus Lemonis, self-made millionaire and host of CNBC's "The Profit," has some tough love for recent college grads. His No. 1 tip? Don't get too comfortable on your parents' couch.
"My best advice for the graduating class of 2017 would be don't stay home too long," he says.
Living with one's parents is the most common arrangement for people age 18 to 34. That's no surprise as rent prices and student debt balances are sky-high. Living at home can help young people avoid high costs of living, pay off debt faster and take time to recharge mentally.
Lemonis doesn't necessarily disagree with that. Living at home can be a good launching pad, but he says it comes with a potential consequence: becoming too dependent on your parents.
"Do your own damn laundry," he says, "and cook your own food, and get your own job."