I like to have my own space thats why I chose to stay on campus. Even after I graduated, I got an apartment.
Although, after seeing a co-worker take the financial security route, I do wish I would have had that opportunity. He's saved at least 30 grand sp far, but my parents drive me crazy, i can't live with them.
If you have the opportunity to live rent/bill free do it! Student loans, rent, car note, groceries, plus other bills/living expenses is ridiculous! I could save so much, if I didn't have to pay rent.
I think moving our and gaining experience would help you in the long run. If you're thirty and have 50k, great, but then you get somewhere to leave and then have to get an entry level position to pay for it. Whereas if you got an education and experience you may not have the greatest home to start with but you would get there and then have a better way to pay for a better lifestyle
No way am I living with my folks until thirty. Jesus Christ no. I practically moved out when I was fifteen, I say I could do it for another fifteen years on top of that. Plus your chances of getting a serious partner are lower if you are that age and living with your parents.
Move out. I pay 350 a month for housing and am able to pay for tuition with my income and scholarships. Currently have 2 and a half years done without a loan. It can be done. Now after the bachelors degree that might change... I would rather be poor like I am and onto bigger and better things than home working 40 hour weeks with no progression but hopes for manager in another 5-10 years...
I lived with my folks for awhile after college and was able to save some money; actually moved out not due to relationship but job relocation. But I get along well with them and was pretty much gone every weekend; not everyone has that situation. If you are able to live with them and they don't treat you like a child, it is a good opportunity to save money. On the other hand, it is a major obstacle if trying to get a serious relationship going.