After writing my post a while back about women who can’t cook, I began to think about what other basic life skills there are that women should know. I thought about all of the things, like cooking, that seem so obvious, yet go so overlooked. I realized that the list could seriously go on forever, but for now I’m narrowing it down to an important few. So without further adieu, here is (in no particular order), my list of basic things all women should know.
- Know how to balance a check book. This is definitely one I learned late in the game myself and while I don’t really write checks and can pretty much keep track of my finances in my head, it’s a good thing to know how to do.
- Know how to save money. So many of my friends know how to spend money, but their bank accounts are two snack wraps away from piss poor. They have Louie bags and pretty dresses, but only $200 in the bank and often times little to nothing in their savings, then when emergencies come up they have no cushion to fall on. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but save….and not to buy expensive shoes, but to invest in your future. Suze Orman is a pro at teaching women how to save, her books are definitely something every female should have.
- Know your body. No not in a sexual way! But know your body well enough to know when something is off. You can’t be a fly diva if you’re too sick to move or worse yet, dead.