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Essential survival guide to living on your own : money, relationships, house & car hunting, health care, insurance, voting, cleaning, and much more

Author: Sharon Siepel
Publisher: New York : Howard Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filled with advice about laundry, cooking, goals, roommates, mortgages, and more, this lively collection of quick tips will make life less of a chore and more of an adventure for young adults.

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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Siepel
ISBN: 9781416549697 1416549692 9781582297132 1582297134
OCLC Number: 166273736
Description: xi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 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 --
Banking --
Checking it out --
Keeping things balanced --
How you rate --
The taxman --
Getting your own place --
Finding home sweet home --
Before you sign anything --
Roomies --
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 --
Wheels --
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 --
Wired --
Spiders on the web --
Playing it safe on the web --
Passwords --
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.
Responsibility: Sharon B. Siepel.
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by ssiepel (WorldCat user on 2008-05-30)

Part 1. Getting through the Day 1. Setting Goals and Priorities 2. Getting Organized Part 2. Money, Money, Money 3. Budgeting 101 4. A Word about Debt 5. Banking 6. Checking it Out 7. Keeping things Balanced 8. How you rate (credit score) 9. The Taxman Part 3. Getting Your Own Place 10. Finding Home Sweet Home 11. Before You Sign Anything 12. Roomies 13. Treaties and Truces (dealing with roommate issues) 14. Purchasing Your First Home 15. Your First Mortgage Part 4. God and Me 16. Making Time for God 17. Your Church 18. Your Church, Your Part 19. What isn't a Church Part 5 Other Relationships 20. Creating Community 21. The Host(ess) with the Most(ess) 22.Fun, Exciting, Cheap, and Legal things to do 23. When Sad is Bad (depression) 24. When You're more than just friends Part 6 Wheels 25. Keys, Please 26. New, Used, or Leased 27. Before You go to the Car Dealer 28. Car Insurance 29. Car Maintanance 30. Car Safety and Travel Tips Part 7 Gotta Eat 31. Kitchen Basics--what you need to get started 32. A Well-Stocked Pantry and Fridge 33. Food, Glorious Food. 34. Menu Planning 35. Going to the Grocery Store--without your mother 36. Good to Eat and Easy to Cook Part 8 Staying Healthy 37. To Life, Good Health, and Happiness 38. On the Move 39. Germs and Junk 40. What You Drink Party 9 I Don't Feel So Good 41. When to Go to the Doctor 42. HOw to choose a Doctor 43. Your Personal and Family Healthy History 44. Health Insurance Options 45. First Aid Kits: at home and in the car 46. Basic First Aid Part 10 Dust Bunnies and the Sock Monster 47. Divide and Conquer (Laundry) 48. The Things you Must Clean 49. Essential Cleaning Supplies 50. How to Clean 51. A Routine to Stay Clean Part 11 Wired 52. Spiders on the Web 53. Playing It Safe on the Web 54. Passwords 55. Techno Lingo Part 12 Active Citizenship 56. Registering to Vote 57. Making Your Mark 58. What You'll Vote For 59. You? Run for Office? 60. Active in Your Community 61. Law and Consequences Part 13 Important Information 62. Important Documents 63. Emergency Contact List Notes Index

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Outstanding Gift

by kw (WorldCat user published 2008-03-11) Excellent Permalink
Essential Survival Guide to Living on Your Own is fantastic! I have a niece who is headed off to college, leaving home for the first time and I cannot think of a better gift for her. It isn’t that she does not have a good head on her shoulders. This book is simply loaded with information that only...
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Essential survival guide to livimg on your own

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A concise and very informative book, which easy to read and understand. Job well done.
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What every recent graduate needs to know!

by bshurley (WorldCat user published 2008-03-09) Excellent Permalink
I have never seen a more practical “How to” guide! From how to fry an egg, to knowing when to go to the doctor, to sorting laundry, to registering to vote – every conceivable question a person going out on their own might have seems to be addressed here. This book is easy to read and easy to use. ...
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