Mortgages, mortgages, mortgages. What is the story with mortgages? Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope writer, Stefanie Preissner, is searching for the answer to this ‘real life’ question and many more in How to Adult, a brand new six-part documentary series available exclusively on RTÉ Player. Life can be complicated but Stefanie Preissner is here to make it simple. In How to Adult, Stefanie Preissner breaks down the basics of adult living in six funny and informative short episodes, getting advice from industry experts, friends, family and a ridiculously cute baby. From finance to fitness, each bite-sized episode of How to Adult offers a foolproof guide to all things you need to know but probably don’t.
Are we better off renting forever? Or should we commit to a mortgage that could end up being a life sentence? In the first episode of How to Adult, Stefanie Preissner finds out exactly what it takes to buy property in this day and age and how the grim reality of the house buying ‘Hunger Games’ compares to her base knowledge of the property market… the Monopoly board-game. (Cork edition… obviously!)
Follow Stefanie as she karate chops her way through the differing views in the health industry and (tries to) catch up with some early morning joggers to chat all things health and happiness. It’s biscuits Vs boxing as Stefanie ropes her sugar mad pal, Cathal into a kickboxing class and sits down with a nutritional therapist to get the real scoop on food as Cathal exposes the contents of his cupboard, ornamental apples and all!
Are pension contributions a necessary inconvenience or are they just a way to scam you out of your ‘smashed avocado on toast’ weekend brunch? Prepare for a serious dose of ‘the fear’ as Stefanie begins to explore how much it costs to get old. After chatting to her own Gran and a couple of regulars at the local Bingo Hall in Cork, Stefanie, armed with plenty of questions and conflicting advice, meets Pensions Personality of the Year 2015, Jim Connolly who tells it to her straight. #YOLO no more, it’s time to start saving.
Ireland is more progressive today than it has ever been but, to some, discussions of sexual and reproductive health are still extremely awkward and ‘totes’ taboo. Stefanie works on overcoming her inner 10 year old giggly school girl self to get the cold hard facts from a sexual health Doctor and contraceptive clarifications from her new pharmacist friend before relaying all of her new found information with her gal pals over a nice cup of tea.
As a writer, Stefanie has never had a ‘proper job’. Not even sure what a ‘proper job’ is, Stefanie meets with a professional recruiter to discover the importance of CV design, follow ups and networking on social media. With the modern world of work a confusing, ever shifting landscape, Stefanie chats to a career consultant and a couple of people whose career paths have taken them in unexpected directions.
Get the low-down on buying a car as Stefanie asks her trusted cousin and car dealer all the questions we need answered. New Vs Second-hand? Finance Vs Loans? Private Seller Vs Dealership? Is it cheaper to buy with cash? What is a ‘timing-belt’ and does the car have the cup holders we need?
How to Adult is the latest series to land on RTÉ Player sitting alongside other new online only exclusives such as Chef Adrian Eats Ireland, fitness with Amanda Byram in Body By Byram, Recipes for Actual Real Life with Sophie White and fashion with Donna and Anita Ross in My Sister’s Closet. Go to http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/ for more.