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Adulthood Made Easy

If you feel lost in a new city, overwhelmed by your taxes, frustrated by dating, or scared to switch jobs, tune in weekly to Adulthood Made Easy, where twenty-something host Sam Zabell works through listeners’ problems and questions about the sometimes-scary “real world.” Along the way, she addresses many of her own struggles with adulthood, resulting in a show any college graduate (and beyond) can relate to.

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Adulthood Made Easy: Dr. Meg Jay on Why Your Twenties Matter

Sam talks with Dr. Meg Jay, author of “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter And How to Make the Most of Them Now.” From work to family to love, Dr. Jay has concrete words of advice and reassurance for people who want to use their twenty-something years wisely.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

30 May 2016

Rank #1

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Adulthood Made Easy: Smart Money Moves You Should Make

Should you invest? How should you pay off your loans? What do you really need in your savings account? Shannah Compton Game, financial expert and host of Your Millennial Money podcast, has the answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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Adulthood Made Easy: Moving to a New City After College, Then Moving Again and Again

Kim Struglinski has lived in 3 cities in the past 4 years, plus she travels all the time for work. And she's only 26 years old. Kim shares her story and her tips for feeling at home anywhere.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

26mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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How Am I Supposed to Make Friends?

Sam and Rachel W. Miller, Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed, discuss finding BFFs as an adult, and the need for a service like Tinder—but for making new friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

21mins

26 Oct 2015

Rank #4

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Adulthood Made Easy: The Career Codes You Need to Follow

Sam talks to Clique Media and WhoWhatWear founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power about their new book, The Career Code, and what all new graduates need to know before they format their resume. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

29mins

23 May 2016

Rank #5

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Adulthood Made Easy: It’s More Than Just “Sad”

Sam talks to NYC-based psychologist Dr. Tiffany Miller about two things no one talks about when you enter the real world: depression and anxiety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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The Psychology of Ghosting

Sam drags her friend into the studio to discuss her online dating life, and consults an expert as to WHY people get “ghosted” in the first place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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Adulthood Made Easy: The Art of Reinvention

Do you wish you could be someone other than who you were in high school or college? Meet Tammy Tibbetts, who went from "most shy" in high school, to award-winning founder and CEO of She's the First, a respected non-profit that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the goal of creating first-generation graduates.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31mins

4 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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The Quarter Life Crisis

 What do you do when you suddenly realize you're not in the right place or at the right job? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

24mins

7 Sep 2015

Rank #9

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Guide for Grads Episode 6: What to Do on Day 1 of Your New Job

In this episode, Sam talks to career expert Lindsey Pollak about the first thirty days at a new office, and how to make sure you build a foundation for success.This episode of Adulthood Made Easy is sponsored by Creativebug. Creativebug is the number one video subscription service for arts and crafts. Go to Cretivebug.com and use the promo code SIMPLE for a free 30 day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

22mins

8 Jun 2015

Rank #10

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Adulthood Made Easy: Why Are We Getting Burnt Out At Work?

Sam is joined by Jamie Mendell, whose burnout led her down a completely different path, and Time Inc’s SVP of Talent Management Bucky Keady, who has seen burnout countless times in her office.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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Guide for Grads Episode 3: Hire Me, Please!

This week on Adulthood Made Easy’s Guide for Grads, get insider tricks to make your resume and cover letter stand out.This episode of Adulthood Made Easy is sponsored by Next Issue. Next Issue is like Netflix for magazines… only better - with access to all the latest issues. Check it out - go to NextIssue.com/EASY for your free trial today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

18 May 2015

Rank #12

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Adulthood Made Easy: Sam, Like Most Millennials, Does Not Have a Credit Card

Nearly two-thirds of millennials in America do not own a credit card, according to a survey commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Among them: Sam Zabell. Sam talks with two millennials who've chosen to buck the trend. Will they convince her to join them? Odelia is 24 and got her first credit card within a year of graduating from college. And Cameron, 26, has had a credit card since he was a teenager. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

1 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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How to Do a "Spending Fast"

Whether you want to cut Seamless out of your life cold-turkey, or just want to figure out how to cut back on your expenses, Anna Newell Jones, author and finance expert, has a few easy ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

30 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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Guide for Grads Episode 1: Keep in Touch!

For the next five weeks, Adulthood Made Easy’s Samantha Zabell helps you navigate about some of the most important, stressful issues that soon-to-be college grads are facing. The first installment: how to stay in touch with your friends. Sam speaks to  Dr. Andrea Bonior, psychologist and author of “The Friendship Fix,” on  how to keep up with all of your best friends, even if you end up on opposite ends of the country.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

4 May 2015

Rank #15

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Guide for Grads Episode 7: Game the Grocery Store

Cooking like an adult starts in a very scary place—the aisles of a grocery store. This week, how to shop like a pro, plan your meals, and maybe save some money in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

15 Jun 2015

Rank #16

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How to Create the Career You Want

 Sam talks to Veronica Belmont, who has created a crazy, cool freelance career simply by following her passions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

24mins

31 Aug 2015

Rank #17

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Guide for Grads: Dating Then vs. Dating Now

Having a "boyfriend" looks a lot different in the real world than it did in college. Sam talks to her best friend and a dating expert to find out why. Panoply’s conducting a survey. Click here to fill it out: Panoply.fm/surveyBy filling it out you'll help Panoply make great podcasts about the thing you love, and things you didn't even know you loved.Panoply.fm/survey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

20 Jul 2015

Rank #18

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Adulthood Made Easy: Moving Back In With The Parents

Sam talks with her sister Ally, a recent college graduate, about how she's coping with her new old roommates: her parents.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

11 Jul 2016

Rank #19

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Guide for Grads Episode 2: Feels (Sort of) Like Home

Moving to a new city is just one more of the scary things you have to do immediately after graduation. In the second installment of Guide for Grads, Sam talks to Terri White, editor of Time Out New York, about the best ways to get to know an entirely new place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

21mins

11 May 2015

Rank #20