Why didn't anyone tell me this?" was something I said to myself over and over in my early and mid twenties. Despite going through a good school system and being college educated, I was frustrated time and time again because there were so many "adult" things that I simply didn't know how to do, or had to learn to do the hard way. I realized that I wasn't alone in this struggle. Most of my milenial friends didn't know how to save money, grocery shop properly, manage time or just be prepared for life as an adult. I realized though, that despite what older generations think, and despite what some media tells us, our generation is not lazy. We are not stupid, we were simply not taught many of those basic life skills. Many of us can tell you the pythagorean theorem, but are totally lost when it comes to filing our taxes. Or we can recite from memory "oh captain, my captain" but know nothing about insurance. So I took what I had learned, added in personal life lessons, asked some experts and the result is "Adulting 101: the things they don't teach you." You can use this as a tool for success, or simply learn what not to do from my experiences. Either way, enjoy the journey!