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Adulting 101 January-April 2023

Are you ready to leave for college or be out on your own? Are you prepared to do adult tasks and have skills to be successful? Michigan State University Extension's Adulting 101 programs help teenagers and young adults demystify the obscure reality of being an “adult” through engaging educational sessions. Each FREE session is packed full of important life skills and tools necessary to live independently.

Cost: FREE

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International Conversations - Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. ET
Join us for an engaging cultural conversation live and learn about another country. Gain new knowledge and ask questions that interest you with an international guest.
Insurance 101- Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. ET
Are you confused about how medical insurance works? Have you ever wondered what a deductible is...what the difference is between an HMO and PPO plan...and why knowing your out-of-pocket maximum is important? Understanding medical insurance can be tricky! Join this session to learn the basics.

Paycheck and Taxes - Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m.
Understanding why and how taxes and other items are deducted from a worker's paycheck is an important step toward gaining financial knowledge. Explore what taxes are and why we pay them. See how taxes affect your salary vs. your take home pay.

Build and Protect Your Credit - Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m.
Learn about credit and how it impacts future goals. This workshop will address credit myths, explain the importance of credit reports, demystify credit scores and provide strategies to build and protect your credit.

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Kathy Jamieson at or Elly Baden at