Hello fellow ATS members, I came here after a long discussion at work with another fellow co-worker. We talked about life and what to do with our
future. I'm a young 24 year old man. You know, getting prepared and ready to step out and see what it's like living in the real world. In other words
living out on your own. Taking care of myself and doing the things that I want to do with my life.
I mentioned to my co worker Craig that the job that pays $25 an hour. I feel that I couldn't settle comfortably with a 350,000 dollar house working at
the hourly rate that I make. I would need a 2nd job or better yet a higher paying job. Or I would need a room mate that can support the cost of the
mortgage that I would get. If I ask one of my friends to move in with me. I don't know how we'll get along. I don't wanna lose any friends over any
silly arguments. I would like someone with whom I really trust, and be able to give each other some space and room to breathe.
This is a bit off topic, but when my parents divorced a year ago they were seperated for 2 years so 3 years they have been apart for. I had 4 options
live out on my own, live with my brother and sister in law, my mom, or with my dad.
At first I chose to live with my brother and my sister in law because I figure it was best to learn of how to live independent without relying on my
parents, to cook, clean and etc. Well I lived there for about a year paying 500 a month (not including food) with my brother and sister in law. I
didn't get along very well with the sister in law. So then I moved out and then decided to move in dad (that's who I'm currently living with.) Paying
500 a month (food included) I cook my own food and lunch, clean my part of the house. And I love and trust my dad a lot and I feel comfortable and
settled down. I don't feel any need or rush to go anywhere. I'm happy where I am. With my mom I love her just as equally with my dad, but she lives
further out of town than my dad, which I would travel further to and from work.
My friend's are urging me to move out, almost wanting to yank me out of the house. Why are my friends rushing me to move out? I got no plans to go any
where. I do have plenty of money to put a down payment on a mortgage. But why get stuck with a mortgage that you have to pay interest on? I hate
getting loans or anything that'll nail you with fees or interest. If I can afford it I'll buy it straight up with cash. I like paying things off right
away. There's no IOU's or promises. I don't like lending people money. I'm pretty conservative and watchful of what I spend. This is probably why
buying a house is the last thing on my mind. It's a risk to take. I would like to know the outcome before I decide to move on forward.
So hearing my co workers' opinon of what he would do. Is that he would live with his dad as long as he could. The 500 bucks rent would help pay the
mortgage, and cover the food costs. It would help save me a lot of money too and it would help him out too. I don't have a girlfriend, nor do I feel
the need for one, unless if she's rich lol.
But yeah I feel that in this economy everything is just plain expensive. In a world where a lot of jobs are paying 10-15 dollars an hour. Teens just
can't afford to live out on their own unless if they share the cost of the rent between 4 of their friends. Almost feel like the only way to survive
is to live with a group of friends or with family in whom you trust. Almost feel like an immigrant to be more precise.
In this generation, there's more older teens and adults nowadays living with their parents. Is this how life should be?
edit on 28-3-2012 by Shrukin89 because: (no reason given)