Stepping into the roles of adulthood can be a bit like wading into a frigid pond. Just when you think you’re acclimated, you take another step and the realization of a new responsibility chills you all over again. Thankfully, it’s an awkward, scary, exciting experience we all share, and we can help each other get out there and be the best grown-ups we can be! Written by people who are still figuring it out, hopefully this section will help turn the slow wade into a relieving plunge.

How to Adult is sponsored by:

Deborah Becker
State Farm Insurance

404 S Barstow St
Eau Claire, WI

To Debt or Not to Debt: That Is the Question

for a lot of young folks, debt is a part of life

I can remember sitting at my desk in my first apartment applying for my first credit card. I had just graduated college. I was working full-time. I asked myself, “What could it hurt to get a credit card?” It’s just what you do ...

Scores of Scores: Cutting Costs in the Chippewa Valley

local money savers, organized all nice

Hey there Thrifty McSavingspants. Yeah, you! We know you like a good deal. So here’s what we did for ya: we found some ways you can save money on food, services, and more in the Chippewa Valley ...

Learning the Art of Meal-Planning

navigating the grocery store is step one ...

Navigating the grocery store on a budget can be overwhelming. With it comes learning how to cook, meal plan, and grocery shop. Luckily there are many ways to prepare ...

Advice From Young Chippewa Valley Leaders

Everyone has something they wish they had known when going through a major life event. Previously, Volume One explored that idea by coming up with a list of things we wish we’d had when we moved ...

9 Local Side-Hustles Good for Extra Cash

build your resume and your checking account

The Side Hustle: It’s the ticket to meeting financial goals, building one’s CV, and making the most of off-hours. A resourceful individual can make bank on their talents with a bit of investment and clever thinking. How, you ask? The Volume One staff has got some suggestions ...

25 Must-Haves for the Amateur Adult

band-aids, batteries, and other stuff you’ll kick yourself for forgetting

When you move into your first place, or even your second place, you’re in for 99 trips to the store. After that 99th trip, you’ll pop a DiGiorno into the oven, drag your Craigslist mattress into the coziest corner ...


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How to Adult is sponsored by:

Deborah Becker
State Farm Insurance

404 S Barstow St
Eau Claire, WI