A Survival Guide for Young Adults


  • Shifting to the Business of Life

  • There has never been a school or training program that prepares our teens, high school graduates, young adults, Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, or Airmen for life in the “real world” until this book, “Shifting to the Business of Life, A Survival Guide for Young Adults” was released in March of 2015.


    A great resource for both men and women, it explains in short, simple terms, many critical topics such as how to prepare for a job interview, the basics of banking and budgeting, income taxes, buying a car, interest rates, renting an apartment, contracts, and marriage. I also talk about how your social security number ties into your credit score as well as identity theft. This might be important to you because I’m hearing more and more stories about parents using/borrowing/stealing their kids’ social security numbers. Hmmm..is this a good thing or bad thing? Well, you can read all about it and decide!

My personal goal is to share these basic life skills with as many young adults as possible so that they may become more independent, productive, and successful members of society sooner rather than later. If you’re just getting out of high school, then you are the one who will benefit the most by learning this stuff before you get screwed over by some sales rep who convinces you they know what’s best for you. No one cares about your life as much as you do. Certainly not the local used car salesman.


So get your copy now! If you’re not a fan of carrying books around, get the Kindle app for your smartphone and get the Kindle version from Amazon ASAP. I set the book up with links for everything so you can tap on any topic in the table of contents and get there as fast as you need it.



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“I have seen many people show up to the Fleet in the Marine Corps that would strongly benefit from this book. They often have little to no idea how to conduct themselves as adults in regards to their finances, living arrangements, lines of credit, and their effect on other peoples’ lives. People that are transitioning from high school to the adult world should read this during their student career.”


Sergeant Jason D. Paul, United States Marine Corps



Hey Jan!
“I got your book today and I already read it and I’m gonna tell you what: every school should give it to a kid for a graduation gift.
Girl, you touched on everything that a child needs to know when they graduate! You couldn’t have written a better book! And I don’t think there’s one out there like this, anywhere.</P

They need to teach a course with this, hand it out as a handbook. I’m telling ya: It was totally awesome. I’m so excited about getting to give it as a gift! Awesome, awesome, awesome, wonderful job!”


Cheryl (Beauregard) Owen, Mom



“You know those responsibilities you just don’t quite have a grasp on yet? Like filing your W-2 forms, or balancing your checking account, or registering to vote? Well, this book covers it all. Perfect timing for your first taste of independence—it even touches on tattoos and piercing etiquette in job interviews!” (Read more)


Becker College Admissions Team – Becker College



“I can’t tell you how much I appreciated reading your book! As I read it, I couldn’t help but think about the people that cross my path. This book needs to be in the hands of EVERY high school graduate! Thank you Jan, for such enlightenment to so many!”


Sabrina Reesor – Realty One Group Southwest, Mom



“My friend Jan wrote this book – for sale on Amazon, blantant plug, LOL! For all my FB friends who have a teenager or young adult, I recommend this as a grad gift or stocking stuffer. Not only is it a good “hint” it’s a lot of sound advice for those about to enter the real world! So proud of you Jan Nast!”


Gaylene Thayer – IT Trainer and Training Developer, Mom


About the Cover!

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