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.Read More