As I enter my late 20’s I’ve realized that #adulting is no joke. I mean boy, we spoiled by our parents who did our laundry until college, the high-school teachers who followed up with us about due-dates and lastly that steady high school job or allowance that we used to pay for all of our “important” lunch dates with old friends (which don’t seem so important anymore).
At this age, #adulting has a whole other meaning. You mean I have to get groceries, prepare dinner, do and fold the laundry, keep the house clean, work a full time job, stay up to date on the latest trends and gossip, and keep a stable relationship, ALL while making time for a appropriate social life?
Woah, wish they taught me that in school.
Well they didn’t. Another thing they skipped out teaching us in school is how to invest in “quality” of life. I’m a big believer in saving money where I can, but I also truly believe in investing money in areas of my life that are worth it, long term.
- BUY A HOUSE: Easier said than done right? Putting down that down-payment and having a permeant residence may not seem so important yet, but long term this investment will give you a return. While renting may be the more feasible option right now, I suggest looking into purchasing a place. Although you may not be able to afford a place in your current location (like inside the city), consider prices of homes 30-40 minutes outside of your area. You get more bang for your buck and I must say, the ‘burb’ life has it’s perks. ahem, ahem, like your own parking garage.
- TRAVEL MORE: This is a priceless investment. My husband always says that experiences are the best investments, and I couldn’t agree more. In the two years we’ve been married, we’ve managed to visit 10 countries and nobody can ever take those memories away from us. Although it’s a huge investment, it’s worth the months of living below your means and saving every dollar for the next big adventure.
- HOME IMPROVEMENTS: If you already have your own place then you know, that with this market making the right improvements in your home can only increase the value of it. A fence, kitchen updates, and hardwood floors are all updates that you can do to raise the value of your property.
- One investment that you may not be so obvious are windows. Yes, windows. New windows can be such a huge investment and it may not always be in the budget, that’s why window films, or window tinting is a fantastic way to update your home in 2018.
Located out of Alpharetta, Georgia, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds ensure that window tinting let’s natural light in while enhancing privacy, they create an open feel, even in small spaces, and create the illusion of etched, treated, or texturized glass with 3M™ Fasara™ Films, and it also allows you to get the elegant look of textures glass with 3M™ Crystal Glass Finishes. Serving the Metro-Atlanta area, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds provides services that are much-needed such as window tinting, security film, decorative film, select blind treatment services, as well as installation.
It is a fantastic way to update the look of your home and also has many other benefits such as improving excess heat, cold, and high energy costs in general, increasing safety and security, as well as reducing glare and fading of furniture and artwork. Window tinting through UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is a great service to consider if you are in Georgia!
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