But when a friend recently sent me a meme via Facebook… “Things I never learned in high school”…I remembered that I didn’t actually learn these things either!
I can’t imagine what it must be like these days to transition from school to university or the workforce, or what it’s like to grow from being a teenager to an adult – there seems to be so much more going on in the world now than there was for me, and it actually makes me glad I’m already an adult (even if I don’t always act like one…?!)
The meme made mention of the following tasks:
- how to do taxes
- what taxes are
- how to vote
- how to write a resume/cover letter
- anything to do with banking
- how to apply for loans
- how to buy a car or a house…
If you have a secondary school student in your family, I’d encourage you to talk to them about these things, and take a look at another initiative of the Australian Taxation Office called “Tax, Super + You”, you can find the link here.
It doesn’t address all the things listed above…but it’s a great place to start!