As a young 20-something, I'll be the first to admit that this adulting stuff can be difficult. I can't tell you how many times I've called my parents in the middle of a grocery store or after opening a bill in the mail to ask for help or guidance. Growing up in school we're taught about things like the Pythagorean theorem or the periodic table of elements (both of which I have never used in my daily adult life).
Where are the lessons on the things that really matter like how to balance a checkbook or do your laundry without making the colors run together? What are you supposed to do when your office dress code is "business casual" but you don't even know what that means? And personal finance? Where do you even begin with that? A 401k sounds like a busy expressway in a major U.S. city, not a retirement necessity.
My head is spinning just thinking of all the new challenges we face as millennials when we enter adulthood. Of course we learned important skills growing up in school and they all set us up for bright futures, but can we agree that we're all in the same boat for the most part when it comes to this adulting stuff?
To help out my fellow millennials, I've teamed up with Century 21 Real Estate to tell you about an awesome website they created called Adulting 101. The website is designed to establish CENTURY 21 as the go-to-resource for millennials in every facet of their adult lives. On the website and CENTURY 21's social media platforms, you'll find awesome content like quizzes, how-to videos and blog posts on a variety of topics spanning four core themes – House, Money, Work and Life. Adulting 101 is pretty much a go-to guide for everything us millennials need to navigate adulthood.
Have a job interview coming up and not sure what to wear? Check Adulting 101. Need to know how to go about hanging a new piece of wall art in your pad? Adulting 101 can help. And how about brushing up on laundry basics like I mentioned above? Adulting 101 even touches on that! See for yourself in The Art of Laundry video below:
“Whether looking for tips on dressing for an interview, a tutorial on how to hang a picture or a quiz that helps determine where they should live, Millennials will find everything they need to help conquer life’s challenges—large and small—at C21Adulting.com,” said Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “With this initiative, we’re hoping to showcase the CENTURY 21 brand as an innovative global real estate leader with its finger on the pulse of and uniquely positioned to anticipate, meet and exceed the distinctive needs of first-time homebuyers.”
I don't know about you, but I tend to trust and work with companies that understand me and my peers. I think CENTURY 21 knocks it out of the park with this website. They did a great job putting together a resource filled with things that we as millennials may struggle with when we enter into adulthood. Plus, I think this website goes to show how much CENTURY 21 cares about connecting with millennials and building relationships with our generation. You may think that CENTURY 21 is just a real estate company, but this site shows me that they're so much more than that. They're a company that wants to make a difference in the lives of young adults and future homebuyers.
So, whether you're a millennial like me or a first-time homebuyer that is looking for the perfect new place to call home, CENTURY 21 has your back!
Check out the Adulting 101 website here and let me know what you think! What is your favorite piece of content that you saw on the site? I'd love to know, so leave me a comment below!