Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday Thirteen

With three kids in college, it got me thinking about things I know now that I didn’t know then but wish I had learned then. (Thursday Thirteen)

1. How to be successful in an interview. Many colleges offer “mock” interviews now, but 30 years ago, they didn’t, at least not in the education department. Perhaps they did in the business department, though.

2. How to begin saving for retirement. It would have been so much better to learn it then than to wait until I was married with kids to figure things out.

3. Lessons about interest charges… credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and so on. Again, maybe they did this in the business department, but I think it should be required to graduate.

4. How insurance works.

5. What a healthy relationship looks like.

6. How to solve a Rubik’s cube! Hahaha!

7. How to deal with difficult people. You shouldn’t have to wait until you’re on the job to learn some techniques to deal with the inevitable “unable-to-be-pleased” co-worker.

8. And along those same lines, conflict resolution.

9. What jury duty is REALLY like and why it's important.

10. Self-defense – at least for females. I know that a lot of colleges offer these courses for women now.

11. The real-life consequences of not meeting deadlines. It’s not just a grade anymore.

12. How to set up a household.

13. How to find true happiness in your life!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. My grandson bought a rubic's cube and is trying to solve it. I wish I could help but it's Greek to me. I wish I was better at record keeping.


  2. These are all things adults need to know. Your kids are really fortunate to have a mom who teaches them how to live.

  3. Today i'm so relaxed in interviews - wish I had been before - greatest gift

  4. I know a lot of adults who still don't know these things. Very good list.

  5. I keep telling the students I work with about #11, but in reality they're just gonna hafta find out for themselves.

  6. love your list some of them I know how to do well, some I can do and a few I just have no idea. The rubics cube gets me every time. I can tell you though many on the list comes with experience

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  7. I LOVE your list! So many things that are practical, and you are right. Business school teaches money handling - and maybe even Money laundering? lol

    I guess it's called Economics 101, but not many people even worry about taking it. Statistics, however a lot of people do have as a requirement. That's a "maybe" helpful in a Financial secure Life

    I used to be able to solve a rubik's cube. But it's just a big mystery now. One of the twins' friends taught us how to do it. Think: patterns.....


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