I am single, no kids, no car (Do not want one) low bills, one cat and I am ready to get my own apartment. I make over minimum wage (I have two jobs) and I NEED my own apartment by the end of this year because I need to get away from my toxic family, especially my evil mother who keeps manipulating people in the house. I accept the fact that she will never change and she wants to see me fail. I am tired of being her doormat and used by her. I am ready for freedom and to build my own type of family. I have my eyes on an apartment where rent is 825 monthly. I am saving $8000-9000 for the total cost of my move in and I still plan to keep on saving once I am moved in. I don't need super lavish things, so spending won't be an issue for me. I live in CA. Anybody else save $8000-$9000 for an apartment and still surviving?
Is this enough to move out?
What Guys Said 1
Back when I was renting, I made sure I'd have enough, past the bond payment, to sustain myself for a year. If the rent is 825 per month then you should consider how much you make per month and how stable your positions are and most of all, how stable you are in the sense that will you be able to keep up with having two jobs? Brush up on your cooking skills, if that's necessary, because
firstly, your mental well-being is controlled by diet a lot
secondly, eating out regularly is hella expensive
Also, monitor your spendings and be honest with yourself about your finances.
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What Girls Said 1
Yes, you should move out.
You are an adult child, living with your parents.
It's about time.
You sound extremely independent, and driven is a great thing.
You deserve to live where you're happy.
Breathe in air, that doesn't drain you.
I know what it feels like to live in a poisonous environment, I did so for 24 years!1
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