Adulting Made Easy: Things Someone Should Have Told You About Getting Your Grown-Up Act Together

Adulting Made Easy: Things Someone Should Have Told You About Getting Your Grown-Up Act Together

by Amanda Morin


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Loaded with lists of sample job interview questions, scripts for making phone calls, basic grocery staples, first-aid supplies, cleaning items, home repair tools to have on hand, etc., this book puts at the forefront things young adults are thinking about.
In the age of COVID and chaos, social media, and sky-high rents, it's harder than ever to be an adult. No wonder so many youngpeople have trouble adulting, aren't feeling it, and don't know how to begin. Being in charge of your own life seems exciting until yourealize the so-called real world is a mix of daunting decisions and mundane details. Who knew that health insurance could be adeciding factor for taking or turning down your dream job? What exactly do you say to the doctor's office when you need to make an appointment? And why does laundry have to be separated and done so often? This book tackles and answers the questionsyoung adults sometimes don't even know to ask. It's adulting 101 without having to take the class. Chapters
in the book are ordered in a way that puts at the forefront the things young people are thinking about right now, with a new generation going into adulthood more likely to be living with family; more politically and civically engaged; and using social media as a communication tool/platform.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684620210
Publisher: Sixth&Spring
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 145,729
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Amanda Morin is an author, speaker, parent advocate, and former educator. She's a writer specializing in parenting and education, and the mother of three children, including a 20-something-year-old learning about "adulting" and confronting challenges as she navigates the world. She is Associate Director of Thought Leadership & Expertise at, a social impact organization empowering people who learn and think differently and the people who champion them to thrive. Amanda lives in Maine. Visit her at

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Money Matters: Budgeting and Balancing 10

Chapter 2 Getting and Keeping a Job: Work and Career 38

Chapter 3 Listen Up: When to Talk, When to Stop, and How to Say It All 66

Chapter 4 Should I Post This? Navigating Social Media 80

Chapter 5 Your Identity: Driving, Voting, Residency, and More 92

Chapter 6 Take Care: Insurance and Other Healthy Stuff 108

Chapter 7 Living Situations: Rent, Roommates, and Reality 124

Chapter 8 When in Doubt, Throw It Out: Cooking, Cleaning, and Food Shopping 152

Chapter 9 Getting Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More 176

Chapter 10 Argh! What to Do When Things Go Wrong 200

A Few Last Thoughts on Adulting 215

Index 216

Acknowledgments 222

About the Author 223

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