On My Own: The Ultimate How-to Guide for Young Adults

On My Own: The Ultimate How-to Guide for Young Adults

by Sally Taylor
     
 
Want to be in control of your life? Want to be independent? How do you know what needs to be done when you're living on your own? How do you find an apartment, change your address, hook up utilities, get cable installed? What about finances? How are you going to pay rent? And utilities? And your phone bill? And food? Will you have any money left over for fun? How do

Overview

Want to be in control of your life? Want to be independent? How do you know what needs to be done when you're living on your own? How do you find an apartment, change your address, hook up utilities, get cable installed? What about finances? How are you going to pay rent? And utilities? And your phone bill? And food? Will you have any money left over for fun? How do credit cards work? How do you balance a checkbook? (And, no, you don't have money in the bank just because you have checks left!) Are you going to college or trade school? What if you want to go, but your parents can't afford to send you? How will you pay for it? Or are you going to work? How do you find a good job? What skills do you need? What if you don't have any work experience? How much money will you make? Which taxes will be taken out of your paycheck -- and how do you pay income taxes each year? On My Own, with its interactive CD-ROM, can help you find the answers to these questions -- and many more! It's the ultimate guide for living successfully on your own!

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Older readers will appreciate On My Own: The Ultimate How-To Guide for Young Adults by Sally Taylor, which provides information about moving out (budget considerations, assessing a roommate, etc.), managing money, landing a job, choosing a college and more. Essential questions (e.g., "How do I find an apartment?"; "How do I write a resume?") lead the way; later chapters focus on relationships, mental health and personal safety. There's even a section devoted to understanding the U.S. government ("What is the Electoral College?"). Quizzes that open each chapter help readers to get a realistic picture of their situation. An interactive CD-ROM is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971150003
Publisher:
Silly Goose Productions
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.53(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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