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This Week on The Adult Dish:

Financials: Master Your Monthly Bills

Responsibilities: Learn How to Read a Map

Lifestyle: Resumes and What Recruiters Really Look For

Master Your Monthly Bills

It's hard to manage a new household for the first time, and getting your monthly bills organized can sometimes be overwhelming. That's why contributor Rachel broke it down for you in a way that's easy to remember. Below is the gist, here is the article.
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Utilities (water, gas, electric, sewer, trash)
    • Monthly cost varies based on size, amenities, and how much you use your AC/heat. On average, utilities can cost around 18% of your rent.
  • Cable/TV
    • Does not include Netflix and chill. Can vary between $20 to over $100 depending on your TV-watching preferences.
  • Internet
    • For good-quality internet, the average runs around $60 per month depending on the size of the household. 
    • TIP - watch out for renting the router from your internet company. It's cheaper long-term to just buy a router and set it up yourself.
  • Cell Phone
    • For a one-person plan, the monthly bill can run between $45 - $100 depending on the service and amount of data in the plan.
  • Insurance
    • Renters and car insurance are also monthly fees to consider. Renters insurance averages about $20 a month, Car insurance can usually cost between $100 - $200 a month depending on the state and coverage.

See here for details.
Pro Tip: How Bout Dah

One way to keep yourself from overspending is to use cash for purchases instead of your credit card, as you can tangibly see the cash whereas you cannot tangibly see the money spent on your card.

Read more about saving money and not wasting money here and here.

Learn How to Read a Map

"I don't need to learn how to read a map," you say, "I have GPS on my phone!"

Picture this: It's late at night. You're driving home from a concert where you took lots of Snapchat My Stories that everyone will just click through because, let's be honest, nobody enjoys that concert as much on Snapchat as you did in person. Nonetheless, you're not familiar with your surroundings so you have Google Maps pulled up to help direct you home. The problem? Those videos you took drained your phone's battery and it is now teetering on 0%. You don't know how to read that dusty old map your parents left in your glove compartment, and theres no non-sketchy gas station anywhere in sight. So, what are you going to do?

Prepare yourself ahead of time, you'll thank us later. Learn how to read a map here so this never happens to you. 

Applying for Jobs Part II:
Resumes and What Recruiters Really Look For

Hunting for jobs can be the pits. That's why contributor Julia Belloti put together what recruiters are really looking for when reading through resumes, with expert advice from her HR director with over 20 years of experience. Below is the gist, here is the article.
  • Overall Layout: Keep it clean, include section headings, don't include photos of yourself. That's what LinkedIn is for.
  • Format and Style: Two types of formats: chronological and functional. Hint: strive for a chronological format when possible.
  • Length: Focus less on keeping it to one page and more on including useful content.
  • Content: Include "wow" bullet points, relevant content, specific but concise details. Don't include typos.
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