A road map to adulting, to help you navigate the twists and turns you may encounter along the way.
There are a lot of perks that come with being an adult: traveling on your own, buying your first car, becoming a homeowner. But all these exciting milestones are balanced out by admittedly not-so-exciting obligations: insurance, loans, mortgages. All of that adulting can be intimidating, especially when facing it for the first time.
What is adulting? Used as a verb, it means “To behave like an adult. To attend to the ordinary tasks required of a responsible adult,” according to Merriam-Webster. It’s laundry, it’s taxes, it’s bills. It’s all the necessary, often mundane things that you didn’t think of as a child when you said you couldn’t wait to grow up.
Over the past 120 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about growing up at AAA.
Although everyone’s journey is different, we like to think of the way to adulthood as a road (of course!). There’s no GPS to guide you toward the fastest route, no linear way from point A to point B. You have to find your own way, but it never hurts to stop and ask for directions. And that’s where we come in.
With this interactive map, our experts can help you navigate the various triumphs and challenges you are likely to encounter between your late teens and early 30s as you learn how to become a responsible adult. Think of it as a friendly guide to your adult years that you can refer to whenever you need it.
If you’re already well-versed on how to adult, please share with someone in your life who may find it useful.