Striking out on your own after a lifetime of living with your parents is equal parts exhilarating and intimidating, but most of all, it is awkward. There is so much that people expect you to know that no one ever bothered to tell you--stuff you actually need to know to avoid bankrupting yourself through overspending, poisoning yourself with bad cooking, or drowning in a rising tide of dirty dishes and unwashed laundry. But you don't have to learn all this the hard way. "Living On Your Own: The Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Money, Your Space and Your Life" is the cheat sheet to help you take your first steps into adulthood with confidence. Whether you're moving into a college dorm or into post-college life, "Living On Your Own" gives you money-, time-, and trouble-saving tips, shortcuts, and lifehacks to make your transition smoother. Covering everything from the basics of budgeting to home cooking on the cheap to how to not catch an STD, "Living On Your Own" is an invaluable road-map to early adulthood.
About the Author
Pierre A. Lehu has written over 20 books, most in conjunction with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, with whom he has worked for more than 30 years, covering such diverse topics as sex, sake, fashion, and making the most of opportunities in college and in midlife. He lives in New York.