A new study found that most people now-a-days don't feel "grown up" until they're 29 years old.

I can't speak for everyone but I can definitely speak for myself. I'm 25 and I still feel like a teenager sometimes. I think it begs the question, 'do we ever really feel grown up?'

The study found the top reasons why people think they're younger than they really are: (I've highlighted those that apply to me.)

1. They still rely on their parents.
2. They live at home.
3. They watch kids movies like "Frozen" or "Lion King." ...pretty much any Disney movie.
4. They still watch cartoons.
5. They fear growing up and getting more responsibility.
6. They play video games.
7. They don't want a 'real job.'
8. They'd rather travel and see the world than settle down.
9. They look up to the wrong role models.
10. They have lived a sheltered life and lack real life experience .

The same study also found that these things will help you start to feel grown up: (I've highlighted those that apply to me. It looks like I'm starting to check more things off of my grown up list than my youthful list.)

1. Buying your first home.
2. Becoming a parent.
3. Getting married or engaged.
4. Contributing to your IRA (I don't even know what that is...)
5. Bragging about the house that you bought...
6. Coming to terms with the fact that you're not immortal and buying life insurance.
7. Looking forward to spending time at home.
8. Spending money on or doing home improvement projects.
9. Having a dinner party at the new home you bought.
10. Getting a joint bank account.