Essential Survival Guide to Living on your Own

Money, Relationships, House & Car Hunting, Health Care, Insurance, Voting, Cleaning, and Much More
Siepel, Sharon (Paperback - 2007)
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Are you ready to strike out on your own? In today's competitive world, you need all the help you can get. Essential Survival Guide provides you with how-to and hands-on instruction to make life less of a chore and more of an adventure. Sections include: Getting through the Day : Setting goals, organization, and understanding essential documents Money, Money, Money : Learning about banking, credit, and debt; understanding taxes Getting Your Own Place : Finding the right roommates, resolving conflicts, and purchasing a home Wheels : Buying a car and purchasing car insurance; maintaining your new or used car And much more! Independent living is only a read away. Full of practical advice in an easy-to-use format, this book covers everything from sorting laundry (yes, you have to sort) to choosing a church. The concise chapters and quick tips will make the learning fun and easy to apply.
Authors: Siepel, Sharon
Title: Essential survival guide to living on your own
money, relationships, house & car hunting, health care, insurance, voting, cleaning, and much more
Published: New York : Howard Books, c2007.
Characteristics: xi, 321 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.
Contents: Introduction: on your own
Getting through the day
Setting goals and priorities
Getting organized
Money, money, money
Budgeting 101
A word about debt
Checking it out
Keeping things balanced
How you rate
The taxman
Getting your own place
Finding home sweet home
Before you sign anything
Treaties and truces
Purchasing your first home
Your first mortgage
God and me
Making time for god
Your church
Your church, your part
What isn't a church
Other relationships
Creating community
The host(ess) with the most(est)
Fun, exciting, cheap, and legal things to do
When sad is bad
When you're more than just friends
Keys, please
New, used, or leased
Before you go to the car dealer
Car insurance
Car maintenance
Car safety and travel tips
Gotta eat
Kitchen basics
what you need to get started
A well-stocked pantry and fridge
Food, glorious food
Menu planning
Going to the grocery store
without your mother
Good to eat and easy to cook
Staying healthy
To life, good health, and happiness
On the move
Germs and junk
What you drink
I don't feel so good
When to go to the doctor
How to choose a doctor
Your personal and family health history
Health insurance options
First-aid kits: what you should have at home and in your car
Basic first aid
Dust bunnies and the sock monster
Divide and conquer (laundry)
The things you must clean
Essential cleaning supplies
How to clean
A routine to stay clean
Spiders on the web
Playing it safe on the web
Techno lingo
Active citizenship
Registering to vote
Making your mark
What you'll vote for
You? run for office?
Active in your community
Law and consequences
Important information
Important documents
Emergency contact list.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781416549697
Branch Call Number: 646.7 SIE
Statement of Responsibility: Sharon B. Siepel
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-302) and index.
Subject Headings: Life skills. Young adults United States Life skills guides. Living alone United States.
Topical Term: Life skills.
Young adults
Living alone
LCCN: 2007033998
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