So today something horrible happened. I was driving into my house and I hit a pillar and completely destroyed my dads truck on my way home from my community college class. The whole right side of the hood is bent and the right light is ruined. So anyways I did some research and called a mechanic and it's gonna take about $5,000 to fix. My dad said I need to find a full time job and take a year off school until I can fix his truck. So that's the update on today... Long story short I've been wanting to move out for about a month and a half now. Here's my situation: I'll be 18 in 2 weeks. I don't have a car or a license, I was driving my dads truck which I just now killed. I have a part job and I only make about $100-$150 a week. I'm taking a class in college (just one) my brother has offered to let me move in with him.
So here's my plan and PLEASE tell me if it sucks major ass
1. I'm gonna get my license soon, I just hve one more driving hour and then I can go test. If my parents refuse to sign for me then I'll pay for my own course and take it as an adult in two weeks.
2. I can try to find a shitty car and pay for it with a credit card? Then again who's gonna give me a loan...
3. Move in with brother
4. Keep my job and keep going there till I save up more money
5. I can pay for my own college
6. I have about $500 saved up but that's all.
7. Find a better paying job
Most Helpful Guy
That's a pretty immature thing to do, you don't try to screw over family like that.1
Most Helpful Girl
Well, moving out would be ideal for you. In the sense that your dad is upset that his truck is now destroyed. The thing is, it was an accident. But it's still going to cost money to fix the car. Unfortunately when crappy things happen as an adult, someone has to pay for it.
This is a part of life. Moving out is only going to make it harder and prolong the time you will need to pay back your dad.
I think you need to do your best to find a job which is close enough that you can either walk or bike, or even take transit. This is a fact of life. I'm not trying to be mean, but many people have to do those things to get to work. Many people do not have a car.
Your best option would be to find something close enough to home to walk or bike so you can save on transportation costs. Stay at home as long as you are living there rent-free and save whatever money you can and give it to your dad to repay the loan.
Once your loan is repaid, you can think about moving out and buying a car.0