Out On Your Own

Table Of Contents


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Table Of Contents

Introduction

  • What This Book Is About
  • Who Needs This Book
  • The “So What Do I Do Now?” Syndrome
  • How To Use This Book

A Place Of Your Own

  • What Features Do You Want?
  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Can You Afford It?
  • Buy or Rent
  • Realtor's Fee
  • Security and Cleaning Deposit
  • Costs Of Moving In
  • Decorating The New Place
  • Adding or Replacing Furniture, Kitchen Equipment, and
  • Other Items You Need In The New Place
  • Moving Your Stuff Into The New Place
  • The Length Of Your Rental Agreement
  • If You Need A Roommate, Choose Carefully
  • Looking For A Place
  • How To Apply
  • Signing The Place You Want
  • Qualifying Made Easy
  • Disputes Between Landlords and Tenants
  • Daily Living
  • A Partial List Of Household Possessions You May Want

Household Skills

  • Change A Fuse or Reset A Circuit Breaker
  • Fix A Leaky Faucet
  • Quiet A Running Toilet
  • Unclog A Stuffed Toilet
  • Shut Off Gas and Water In An Emergency
  • Sew A Button or A Seam
  • Loosen A Balky Window, Door, or Drawer
  • Simple Repairs
  • Easy Repairs
  • Serious Repairs
  • Insulate A Leaky Window or Door
  • Make Tea or Coffee
  • Cook An Egg
  • Take Out A Smell
  • Remove A Spot
  • Iron Your Clothes
  • Do Your Laundry
  • Set Up Your Bed

Your First Car

  • Do you need one?
  • Why do you want a car?
  • Your first insurance
  • Car Maintenance For Dummies
  • Regular Scheduled Maintenance
  • Special Maintenance
  • Basic Car Skills
  • Evaluate A Mechanic
  • Fixing A Flat Tire
  • Check Engine and Transmission Oil
  • Check the Radiator Coolant
  • Parking Inside or On The Street?

Getting/Holding Onto That Job You Really Want

  • Finding a job
  • Check job listings for generally advertised openings.
  • Ask a professional — a “head hunter” — to match your
  • with a job that's right for you.
  • Make use of your personal contacts
  • Use your initiative to identify and pursue specific positions
  • Holding A Job
  • Building Relationships.
  • Developing Skill and Experience.
  • Being Easy To Work With.
  • Letting Others Know of Your Successes.
  • Striving To Help Your Employer.
  • Basic Career Moves
  • Keep Your Eye On Your Target
  • Compare Your Situation To Others
  • Find A Mentor
  • Steadily Improve Yourself
  • Move Toward “High Profile” Positions
  • Create your own job

Handling Your Finances

  • Budgeting
  • Basic Living Expenses
  • Paying Your Bills
  • Restraining Your Urges
  • Managing Your Assets: Cash, Credit, and Investments
  • Tiered Accounts
  • A Method For Locking Up Cash
  • Use Credit In Place Of Emergency Cash
  • Invest Using Dollar Cost Averaging
  • Cut Down On Unnecessary Expenses
  • The Correct Money Question
  • The Coupon Consideration
  • Saving For The Future
  • Save Before You Spend
  • Save For Retirement
  • Paying No More Than Your Fair Share In Taxes
  • A Tax Comparison Example
  • Additional Tax Benefits
  • Tax Savings Are Just One Consideration

Medical, Personal, And Safety Information

  • When You Need A Doctor, When You Don't
  • Should You Seek Medical Attention
  • How sick am I?
  • Are there any home care remedies I can use?
  • If you determine you should see a doctor.
  • Lining Up Medical Resources for Future Emergencies
  • Select and start a relationship with a doctor
  • Ask questions
  • Common Ailments and Remedies
  • Dealing With Emergencies
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Offering Emergency Aid
  • First Aid
  • Household Safety
  • Electricity
  • Poison
  • Heat
  • General Activity

Shopping For Clothes

  • What To Buy
  • When to Buy Clothing
  • Where to Buy Clothing
  • How to Buy Clothing

Meals And Nutrition

  • Basic Nutrition
  • Food Poisoning
  • Food Shopping
  • Recipes and Cooking
  • General Cooking Techniques
  • Use The Right Equipment
  • Careful and Accurate Measurement
  • Basic Cooking Processes
  • Some Easy Recipes
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Portable Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts
  • Eating Habits

Making Sense Of Everyday Contracts

  • General Concepts
  • Why Sign A Contract?
  • Will You Go To Court?
  • Care In Considering A Contract
  • Making Changes To A Contract
  • Evaluating A Contract
  • Specific Tips On Specific Contracts
  • Leases and Purchase Contracts
  • Loans
  • Operational and Performance Contracts

Your Emotional Balance

  • Developing A “Significant” Relationship
  • Testing Your Qualifications
  • Testing Your Personality
  • Depression

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Out On Your Own -- Everything You Need To Know Before, During, and After Leaving The Nest, Robert A. Moskowitz, Key Publications, $21.95, ISBN: 0-9624415-3-8


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