Americans always have been of the mindset that being busy is a good thing. When the pandemic hit, things changed a lot. No longer were people constantly busy. Some people adapted to the slower pace of things, while others wished for things to go back to normal. Whichever camp you have been in, time management may have looked a little difficult for you recently.
One of the most significant changes in the private-sector workplace is the phasing out of company pensions and the advent of the 401(k). The 401(k) is an employee-driven account, which enables workers to save for their retirement through regular payroll contributions.
Keeping fit and avoiding fat is not as easy as it might seem after high school. During our school years, we’re participating in sports or other activities that are physical and fun. And we’re living at home, where we have people telling us what is good for us to eat. They even fix our meals for us. How easy is that to stay slim and trim?
Being out on your own is fun. But what about when you’re invited to a party and you’re asked to bring a homemade dessert and you have no idea how to do that? Instead of calling dear old mom, why not learn how to bake by yourself?
The coronavirus pandemic has inspired more newcomers than ever to plant home gardens. Whether it was because people found themselves with more time due to the state’s stay-home orders or they discovered the fragility of the food supply chain, local garden centers saw an uptick in the number of people interested in getting their hands dirty.
Teens don’t think too much about finances. They think about money, sure, but finances and budgeting? Not so much! But they should. And they should be taught about money coming in and money going out. A lot more people could live debt free if they learned about money sooner.