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13 Moments When You Realize You've Become An Adult

It's a slow creep, but one day, out of nowhere, it hits you: You're an adult. Head into the next phase of your life on the right financial footing with the help of MassMutual.

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1. Your 10-year high school reunion invite shows up in the mail.

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10 years goes very fast, and it only gets faster.

2. You do your own taxes for the first time.

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Yeah, it was pretty nice when your parents handled that for you.

3. You pass on free concert tickets because the thought of being out past midnight on a weeknight doesn't sound as fun as it used to.

4. And if you do go out on a weeknight, you struggle through the entire next day.

5. One of your best friends has a kid.

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A kid who attends the same preschool you attended.

6. You purchase the comfortable shoes instead of the stylish ones.

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At a certain point in adulthood, comfort comes first.

7. You have a year when all of your vacation time is used up going to friends' weddings.

And you really feel old if one of your friends ever gets a divorce.
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And you really feel old if one of your friends ever gets a divorce.

8. You start using an email address with your real name for all of your correspondence.

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Goodbye, cool4ever@dolphin.com.

9. You read the labels on food at the grocery store...

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10. ...and get panicked instead of excited at the sight of candy.

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Oh, the decisions!

11. You realize you like the taste of wine.

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And can maybe even pick up some "subtle notes."

12. You watch a cooking show on TV.

For fun.

13. You realize you're as old as your parents when they had you.

And, weirdly, so much time has gone by that their style is now sorta fashionable again.
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And, weirdly, so much time has gone by that their style is now sorta fashionable again.

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