Be even more of an adult with these 3 grown-up secretsLifestyle The List
Budgeting, worrying about car insurance, not having enough time to just relax. Being a grown-up is hard but it doesn't have to be. You can get more bang for your buck, keep your ride safe, even treat yourself with some nostalgia – as long as you use these 3 tricks. Kristina Guerrero and Jared Cotter are showing you how to sneak more fun, smarts, and cash into your adult life.
1. Trick Your Wine
Don't spend more on wine because you think it'll be fancier – just say that it is! A recent poll showed that the more expensive people think a wine is, the more tasty they'll think it is. So if you want to impress your friends on wine night, don't tell them you got it for $6. Casually drop that you spent a bit more on the wine for its vintage qualities and they'll believe you.
Get all the credit for splurging on something classy – without your bank account knowing any better.
2. Trick Your Kids
European grown-ups with kids borrowing their rides can now keep them safe with tunes. Toyota released an app called "Safe & Sound" that links parents and their kids' Spotify accounts. If the kid starts speeding or being naughty on the road, Mom or Dad's playlist will take over the speakers, hopefully embarrassing our driving teen enough to behave behind the wheel.
There had better be some "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye on one of those playlists.
3. Trick Your Gaming
Now that you're a grown up, you can't ask your mom to buy you the new Nintendo game you want – I mean, you can, but come on…. Buy games like a grown-up by getting more of your favorite games for less with the Super Nintendo Mini – it already comes with 21 games and only costs $80!
The system is released next month, but you can pre-order it soon! Cnet.com says you can sign up to get alerts from Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy and be notified when pre-orders on their sites are available.
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