Good luck fren
I make $20 an hour/$2200 or so a month which I think is adequate. The apartment is supposedly $850 a month, plus utilities I should still have $600 or so a month to play with after my other bills and groceries are factored in.
how much do u save living w/ them?
Hard to say, I think I probably spend $500 or so on groceries and fast food stuff I wouldn't otherwise be buying a month for them. So I'd probably be spending $350 more just considering rent. Maybe another $200 on utilities + internet? I'm not sure heh
factor in the coming inflation
rent could always go up fast
That's not that bad actually, not a bad price to pay since you get peace from boomers with it.
wat if u bought a used camper van? with that u would have ur own place to sleep, hav ur own peace, can use that erectile disfunction scam thingy, can drive off and invite girls in there for the weekend, etc. and in the long term save that $350 or so by not paying rent. does ur parents place have a big enough driveway, does it have crappy strata/bylaw parking restrictions against camper vans etc.?
Yeah I don't think there's anywhere good nearby to park where I wouldn't get in trouble. One of my friends who was homeless and living in a van for a while got harassed by the cops every night
brooooooo, you're gonna be able to jack it in the living room now!!!!
I moved out about a month ago and although it sounds like I'm a bit younger than you I had the same midndset of not wanting to end my 20's living at home. There was just something missing to me and I needed the change. I haven't regretted the decision for an instant, honestly I wasn't saving much anyway, I was paying my share of the bills and a loan I got out for my old man. I was buying groceries and take out, etc.
It feels so liberating to just come to "my" place and just relax and do whatever I want to do without any sort of nagging. It's funny but my apartment is much quieter as well so I just have time to THINK without worrying someone is gonna open my door or whatever. There's so many other benefits as well, I live closer to work so I've shaved my commute time by almost 2 hours. The gas savings is like a 1/3rd of my rent, I get better tution prices for the local college i'm going, I get to plan out exactly what I want to eat and in fact I'm actually cutting down on takeout because now i'm forced to cook for myself. I dunno, it took awhile but it's all starting to come together. We all have to make our way at some point I suppose, well, truthfully I would've stayed at their place until my 40's but life has a way of throwing events that really change you realize you need to move on in life.
The sacrifice is never easy if it is to be the type of sacrifice that can engender a psychological rebirth, but as Nietzsche put it, “the snake which cannot shed its skin perishes and so to the man or woman who never risks a break with the past is destined to perish in the stagnation of their worn-out ways of being”.
I remember all that moving into my first studio, was great, then my gf moved in and it was even better, until we broke up. Fucked every day or 2 though truthfully I was pretty beta and wanted it much more, she would have too if I wasn't so beta..
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