When I look at my friends, I think they are idiots. They moved out between the ages of 18-20. Some live with their girlfriends and some live with roommates. Thing is, a lot of them are living pay check by pay check. BUT... they all have social lives, get to have sex whenever they want and pull all nighters.
I'll be 24 soon. I just finished college. Have $20,000 worth of debt, will start my new job in November and I can't travel far since my car breaks down a lot.
My goal was to pay off the debt while living with my parents. Trade in and buy new car when debts are paid. Save up to 10-15K and then move out and live by myself in an apartment by age 25-26 or so.
Thing is, when I live with my parents, I just feel like I don't have the same luxuries as my friends who live alone. If I go out all night, my parents will worry. One time this girl who lives 1.5 hours away from me wanted me to come to her house at 12am. I couldn't go because I live with mommy and daddy and they would worry.
I can't bring home or meet a lot of women. My parents would judge them and then they would judge me for picking up so many women.
I can't have sex (I'm still a virgin). Again... they would judge me or they would get worried that I am still out by 3 AM.
I do go out to hang with friends sometimes... but I don't stay out too late.
At the end of the day... I will have no debt, a nice car and a nice apartment by myself. As opposed to my friends who live paycheck to paycheck, crappy car and live with 1-2 other roommates.
Is what I am doing worth it? Should I continue to wait?
- Move Out NowVote A
- Stay & Build Your Finances FirstVote B
Would you want a guy who struggles constantly with living expenses? Or do you want a guy who can provide and offer security with what he has established by being patient?
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Your friends aren't idiots just because they made the decision of moving out sooner rather than later. They may be living pay check to pay check but they're being independent, and as long as they can pay their bills and aren't evicted out of their home they're doing a-okay.
It's an individual decision that depends on what you personally would prefer. Would you rather be independent and live pay check to pay check, or still live with your parents but be able to save money? Neither choice is right or wrong.0