Being a grown-up is tricky sometimes. Whether you’re a new grad (congratulations!) or have been working in the real world for a few years, knowing the ins and outs of how to “adult” can feel intimidating. But don’t worry – we’re here to help! Below, we’ve out together a guide for a few life hacks to navigate some of the trickiest matters of adulting.
Remind yourself (and others) that you’re worth it. 🌟
Negotiating your salary and can be tricky – and almost always is. Know your worth and don’t be afraid to ask for what you believe you deserve – employers actually expect it. Practice pitching with someone you trust, and be sure to include tangible reasons why you deserve a higher salary. Remember that benefits like PTO, flexible hours, resources needed for your job and other perks are always negotiable too. Lastly, expect your boss or prospective boss to say no at first. It is a negotiation, after all. This is where your practice comes in handy – you might not leave with the exact salary you want, but you won’t leave anything on the table.
Stay out of debt. 💸
Okay, so one tricky thing about adulting is that not all debt is bad – you just gotta know which one is which. Buying a home is great – because it goes up in value. Buying a car is not – because it decreases as soon as you drive off the lot (again, check out Fair). Another one you want to stay away from is credit card debt. Free financial services like Credit Karma can help you manage and stay on top of your debt, loans, and payments. Don’t get trapped!
Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate! ⚖️
Live life on your own terms. When someone offers you a deal you’re not 100% on, negotiate. You are the master of your destiny and future. Whether it’s buying a house, securing a small biz loan or finalizing terms of a contract–make it the best deal for you! You can form the
Organization is QUEEN! 👑
When life gets hectic, the first thing that goes is organization but instead, this should be your main focus. Living an organized life will promote productivity, reduce stress and encourage you to keep going! So whip out your Glamorous Planner and start writing things down. Get it out of your head and onto paper. Mental to-do lists are often forgotten and before you know it, you’re behind on work, school, and laundry.