Real Life 101: Classes That Should Be Offered (But Aren't)

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Too bad college didn't offer these classes that would've actually been useful. Vote up the ones you wish you could've enrolled in.

All that time (and money) spent earning your college degree... wouldn't it have been great if even some of those classes were useful for handling everyday life stuff? This is a list of the things you wish you could've learned in a college class but couldn't since the course never existed. You had to eventually figure out on your own how to do these real-life, everyday things you wish someone had taught you about.

In fact, it's possible you still don't know how to do many of these things - and while you spent lots of money learning about English literature in the 1600s, probably know Socrates' birthday by heart, and can likely recall some data from the periodic table you had to memorize for a chemistry class at some point, you still don't know how to change a tire, manage your bank account, or file your taxes. Despite earning that degree, after graduation, many students are left clueless as to how they can handle some of the basic fundamentals in everyday life.

Sure, some of these college classes we wish existed were offered in some iteration if you majored in a related field - 'How to Invest' or 'How to Save Money' were likely covered in a Business degree. The classes on this list are what you wish had been part of your general education requirements but weren't since most colleges don't offer a course in how to avoid identity theft, how to apply for a loan, how to take care of a pet or how to get a boyfriend or girlfriend. Even though you spent a lot of money on a fancy college degree, there are still plenty of real-life things you don't know how to do that you wish you could've learned about in college.

This is a list of the classes that colleges should offer but don't... the stuff we really need to know how to do in everyday life. Vote up the classes that don't exist that you wish you could've enrolled in during college.
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  • Handyman 101
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    Handyman 101

    Fix a leaky faucet, a broken window, a creaky door, general household repairs.
    305 votes
  • Managing Your Personal Finances 101
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    Managing Your Personal Finances 101

    How to create a personal budget, how bank accounts work, avoiding overdraft fees, how to balance a checkbook (for those who still have them).
    326 votes
  • Handling Life's Emergencies 101
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    258 VOTES

    Handling Life's Emergencies 101

    Basic first aid, how to act in a crisis, how to respond to a life-threatening situation of any type, emergency or natural disaster, what to do if you're in a bad situation such as a car accident, who can you turn to for help, etc.
    258 votes
  • Taking Care of Your Car 101
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    275 VOTES

    Taking Care of Your Car 101

    Changing a tire, changing oil, fixing a flat tire, regular maintenance, etc.
    275 votes
  • Managing Your Credit 101
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    257 VOTES

    Managing Your Credit 101

    How is a credit score determined, what happens if I make late payments, when does my credit score actually matter, how do I monitor my credit score, how do I improve my credit score, FICO scores...wha!?
    257 votes
  • Saving Money 101
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    240 VOTES

    Saving Money 101

    "Why save money when you can spend it?" said the broke guy.
    240 votes