My name is Bradley Jay and I host the Jay Talking radio show which airs every Sunday evening at 10pm on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Consider this:

Most young people enter adulthood unprepared for key aspects of modern life. As a result, they commit errors that have long-term consequences.

But in addition to the big mistakes, like running up credit card debt, there are countless everyday tasks that will daunt most newcomers to personal independence. And a lack of knowledge in the D.I.Y department can be costly.

Before a kid jumps from the nest, they should know how to do things like how to balance a checkbook, cook a turkey, prepare a tax return, invest money, and fix a leaky faucet.

I wish I had been taught how to repair drywall. I should have been shown how to replace a garbage disposal, and how to use a sewing machine.

What practical skills do you wish you had been taught in school? Click play to see how your neighbors answer this fun question.


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