Things They Don’t Teach You in School

A school is a place for learning, where you learn new material “to help you in the real world.” You learn English, Math, Science, Spanish, History, Health, and Physical Education. But some things that school doesn’t teach you are

  • Insurance
  • How to get a job  
  • How to get a car
  • Adding too much water into your baby’s formula could be harmful and may even lead to death. This is known as water intoxication
  • How to file your taxes

It’s very important that school teaches us these things too, not only because we will learn them eventually but because it’s better to know these kinds of things before we have to experience them in life and learn the hard way. For instance, people wish they had known about insurance earlier on in life. People wish they had learned that insurance helps with medical expenses and personal things. If you want to get a car, you will be asked if you want to have insurance on it. If you were to get into a car crash and didn’t have insurance, you would have to pay for everything out of pocket and end up having to go to court and have an enormous bill. 

Life is tough, and in order to be able to provide for yourself and your family, you will need to have a job. In school, we are never really taught what could help us get a job and lead us to success. First, identify the type of business industry you’d like to work in. Second, you will need to create a detailed resume. Without formal work experience, your resume should consist of your skills and passions. Lastly, you will need to prepare for an interview. In order to get a job, you will need to be interviewed by the manager so they can make sure you meet all the requirements to work at the place. It’s good to know these things because that’s how you can make a living and get a car and a house in the future. 

In the world, there are a lot of unplanned pregnancies, and almost 350,000 U.S. teenagers under 18 become pregnant each year. Approximately 82% of these pregnancies are unintended. Raising a baby is not as easy as it seems; they are very expensive as diapers, baby food, clothes, shoes, bottles, pacifiers, blankets, bibs, high chairs, baby-friendly soap, and cribs. Some of these teenagers choose to have the baby and fail to raise them and have to give them to their parents. But not all the time do parents help; some kick their daughter and the baby with no job, no food, no home, and no support.

Once you are older and move out, you’ll need to get a house, but you will also need to prepare for taxes. You will be taxed for quite a few things, such as income, corporate, capital gains, property, inheritance, and sales. Five tips on how to file your taxes for the first time are:

  • Gather all your tax documents.
  • Decide whether your parents can claim you as a dependent
  • Consider relevant tax deductions and credits

Don’t forget about your gig economy income, and file electronically. You must know what you are doing because you can avoid added interest and penalties and get safeguard credit.

Schools should focus more on the future of living rather than on the quadratic formula and other concepts that are likely not to be essential to life.