Live on your own or with Mommy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Tacdriver, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    Just wondering how many of you that have graduated High School or College still live at home? You know, Mom still does your laundry type of thing. I ask because some of you honestly post like you live at home and not on your own. You don't really have a grasp on what daily life is about while on your own. Curious if anyone will actually admit to this?
  2. GOG427

    GOG427 Free Mustache Rides...

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    I moved out at 18 for college, then got stuck with my sisters kid. So I moved back 23, then I moved out at 24 and then got laid off at 29. Now I've been stuck on and off here with two 70+ year old parents. "one very sick."

    As for laundry and stuff, I've done my own since school on the base and as for bills? the only bill I don't pay here is the electric."Everything else I want food,netflix,insurance, etc comes out of my pocket."

    Now to be fair, for taking care of the aging folks, they're throwing down 4k to get used car."My trucked died after 20 years." But it's mainly so I can drive to the base get Moms meds and to run around town for them.

    Lucky Dads got he's 26yrs Air Force retirement, 18yrs for electric company and ss."because if he didn't!?! Our lives would be hell with all of moms meds and Dr bills!"

    I don't think it's something to be ashamed of. I use to feel that way. But shit happens! Life can be hard! Take your pick? "the way I see it now, if I wasn't here? No one else would."they don't have many years left."
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I moved out on my own when I was 16.
  4. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    Well my daughter ended up moving back in with us.
  5. crowchaser

    crowchaser not to be taken seriously

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    i moved out a week after highschool graduation, and only moved back for a month after i finished college, because i didn't have time to look for an apartment while finishing up my last semester, haven't looked back since...
    I really think it is funny when younger 'adults' complain about their bills and expenses while they live at home

    you don't pay rent, utilities, insurance, food, any supplies to clean or up keep your home... Oh you pay for your own gas and your cell phone bill, wow, what a big boy you are... Nice that mommy and daddy paid for your car and bought your phone

    being 27 with a kid and seeing 21 year olds who lives at home bitch about money makes me really question their ability to survive outside their parents home
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I moved away at 17, got married a few years later, and then moved home at 25 after I divorced. It was a pretty good arrangement for everybody as my parents were divorcing as well, and neither of them could afford the house on their own. So I moved in, kicked my old man out, and my Mom and I lived there together for 4-5 years. It worked because I added on to the house essentially turning it into a two family, separate entrances, two living rooms, two kitchens essentially, etc. For the most part she gave me my privacy, and it was nice having grandma in the house to fill the void of not having a mother for my daughter.
  7. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    First job was at 15, moved out at 18, and was fully off the parents doll and self supporting by 21.
  8. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I lived at home until I was 21. Moved in with one girl for a year. Moved home. Met my wife, and moved out of the house when I was 23....something like that. My head hurts right now, so it's hard to remember shit!
  9. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Out at 19, back in with my dad at 25 after my divorce, back out on my own at 27. Paid rent to live with my dad, and had to pitch in my fair share of everything (Dishes, cleaning, yard work, shoveling snow, etc.) so it was more like renting a basement from a friend. Back out on my own for 6 months now, moving in with my girlfriend (together over a year now) in about 4 months.
  10. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Name names TacDriver! :)
  11. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Now it's my mom's turn to let me take care of her. She was affraid she'd loose her home when my dad died. It's an honor but a lot of work. It's all worth it to be able to watch her enjoy her retirement. She knows how to have fun!
  12. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    I moved out when I was 18 and I couldn't get out of there fast enough. 10 years later, I'm back at home and now a caregiver for someone who used to care for me.

    A lot has changed in 10 years and the value of family has become pretty obvious to me. Living here has its ups and downs but I don't care to focus on them.
  13. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    For serious, passive aggressive thread.

    Lived with dad for a couple years after high school, mom for a year after that and then out on my own / with a girlfriends.
  14. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Out at 21 but for a while a few yrs later I lived at home alone when my parents split and my dad was working outa town. They eventually got back together and remarried-- and kicked my ass out!



    Actually I think it was me who'd moved outa town by then.
  15. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    That was exactly my point with the comment I made in the apocalypse thread.

    I moved out at 19 with a friend and my girl. A shitty house somewhat out in the country. From there, I moved to Chicago with my cousin. Lived there for a few years. Moved back to Milwaukee, also with my cousin. Moved home at 23. Lived there for a year, until my parents lost their home to foreclosure. Back in an apartment with my cousin/"business partner" again. Not liking how I'm throwing away money for rent, but honestly at this point in my life I don't want to own a home. Nor do I plan to stay in Wisconsin after I get my degree (the end of this year), hoping I can secure employment in Chicago or New York (highly doubtful- probably will end up in the former), save some money, and then I will think about purchasing property. Probably a condo, since I want to live in the city and there's no way I'm shelling out $200k for a 2 bedroom house, or $200k for a 4 bedroom house in the hood. :p

    Not to mention, Crook County property taxes are among the highest in the country. Do you have to pay property tax on a condo?
  16. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Yeah it's property you own.
  17. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    26, live at home with my mom and sister in a 4 bedroom house. I pay about $450 a month in payments to my mom and in utilities. My food is separate from hers. I have done my own laundry since like 16. I pay for anything that is used around the house like toilet paper, detergent, and a few other things that everyone uses but I pay all of it for. I could move out and have a real roommate and pay something like $500 a month to live on my own but eh. I make enough to rent my own place, not going to say exactly how much but at my current job I will make around 48-52k a year with overtime. I could lose it at anytime since its a contract gig but they seem to like me so who knows.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention I graduated from a state university with highest honors (i was a phaggot who put way too much effort into coursework)
  18. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    That's what I figured. Boo!
    Oh, and I forgot to mention: I graduated high school (normal graduation- no GED shit), and I'm 3 credits away from my Associates. Working on some certifications (CCNA)
  19. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    my mommy still wipes my ass for me.
  20. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    Moved out to CA at 19, kinda took advantage of an ex's family while I tried to learn how to be an adult. After we broke up I was right about 21 and lived in apartments with friends until I was 23 when I met my girlfriend who is now my wife. I'm 28 now and bought a house in December.
  21. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    So where are you from originally?
  22. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Bought a condo last year in october recently after turning 26 (few months later), i pay ~825 just in bills and 500 in rent, doesn't include gas or food, i'm still 26 now and will be 27 in june, i finally moved out when i was like ~25 or so, back in December of 2010
  23. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    Currently 26, and have been moved out now for about a year and a half. I took great advantage of living at home and banked most of my money each week for the deposit on my own home.

    Life is bloody expensive, that I understand. Kinda hard buying a house all by myself, but managing so far...
  24. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    i live in my car, shower at the gym, and wash my clothes at a laundry mat, park at secured work parking lot.

    MADOP?
  25. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    Moved out when I was 18, still in high school. Moved back to my moms for about 6 months when i was 21, got my own place, for a few years, moved back to my dads for a few months while I was buying my house.

    I never could stand living at home for too long