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Common Sense Advice For Adulting

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We've partnered with Straight Talk Wireless to inspire you to stop procrastinating and take a proactive, practical approach to all those items left on your to-do list.

So many of the responsibilities we think of as "adulting" — like filing your taxes or getting your own phone plan — come with a steep learning curve. Even if you know what you need to do, actually getting them done can seem daunting. It's all too tempting to just keep putting them off.

Sometimes, all it takes to accomplish everything on your to-do list is just thinking practically about each task. A little common sense can go a long way, and you'd be surprised how much better it feels to be proactive instead of procrastinating. Ready to give it a shot? Get started with these five commonly dreaded tasks, and see for yourself how big of a difference a practical approach can make.