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Posted 12/6/13
at first it might be hard but later on i'll get use 2 it eventually cuz at the end most people move out to find jobs nd then might have 2 live alone
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist.
Explain in your own opinion in great detail.

Bonus Questions:

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?


Thanks a bunches.


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1.)I live by myself and at first before you move out it can be kind of scary, because you don't know what you have to do or how to live on your own, but eventually when you do it, you'll learn. To me learning how to live independently is no different than learning a new game. At first you don't know how to play the game or what your supposed to do and the only way to learn is by doing it. I think its a great learning experience though! Teaches you how to be more independent, but if you can I would recommend not moving out! just think about all the money you could save if you live with family! I mean while your still young you should take advantage of that IMO.

2.) Honestly you can move out at any age, but I would say anywhere from 21 and up. But like I posted above, if you could live with your parents you should and save up for when you really have to move out, then you will be ready and all set. If you live by yourself and you have an average job, most of it will go to your rent, food, utilities etc. which is ALOT of money, but lets say you saved up all that money every month instead of moving out....you'd be RICH by the time you had to move out. Well not rich, but you could probably down pay for a condo or home which I think is better than renting a place.

3.)nervous....haha living alone and getting MARRIED!!! ahhhhh hahaha ! anyways good luck! hope you find out what you want to do! Also, living on your own is a good learning experience, once you learn it you wont forget! sorry kind of wrote a lot haha ... maybe not that much
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You're right about that. I do have time and I need to focus on me for the time being.
I really do want to live on my own but I can't deal with apartments because I need my own house.
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Posted 12/13/13
I've lived on my own or with a family for well over 40 years.It varies from individual to individual as to when they are ready to move out so a certain age is hard to pin down.
Posted 12/13/13 , edited 12/13/13
To the OP,
only if I win the lotto

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
I wis
h
2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
When they have the money and can and want t
o
3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
responsibility
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Posted 12/13/13

Homucifer wrote:

To the OP,
only if I win the lotto

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
I wis
h
2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
When they have the money and can and want t
o
3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
responsibility
.



I can agree with this.
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Posted 12/13/13
I don't live on my own, but I could if I wanted to, though at the moment its better that I don't since I'm in college and I want to still save some money for the future.

What age should people move out of their parent's home? 18+ or when they can actually support themselves and save for the future at the same time.

What are some things that makes you nervous about growing up? Meh, none since I'm grown up enough to not be nervous anymore. Besides being nervous never does any good.
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Posted 12/13/13 , edited 12/13/13

qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist.
Explain in your own opinion in great detail.

Bonus Questions:

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?


Thanks a bunches.




1) Living independently is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it's your place and your rules (unless you're shacked up with roommates, etc). It can be stressful sometimes but I find it more rewarding to be out living on my own than to be dependent on the parents. And it can be a curse because now you have a lot more financial responsibility hanging over you.

2) I'm not really sure how to answer this one. I stayed longer than I should have with mine (I was spoiled). However once I started working towards supporting myself, I found it more enjoyable and much more freedom, plus a sense of accomplishment.

3) Will I grow up with the rest of the world or stay stuck in the past. This is where living independently can make or break a person. To some it gives more freedom to reach out and mature and to others, they will use it as a tool to escape from everything and cut off from society, depriving themselves of such.
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Nope. Can't afford to live on my own. I would need a roommate in order for it to happen. I am a bit limited in what kind of jobs I can do thanks to medical issues and so currently my income is very low which is both a blessing and curse. It is good because I qualify for mostly free care but it is bad because I obviously can't live off of it very well. Unfortunately even if I did get a better job I would just have a ton of medical bills dumped on me which would make the situation worse. I feel a bit trapped but oh well. As for when someone should move out? Whenever they can and want to. Everyone is different. Things that make me nervous? Responsibility and the medical bills constantly threatening my pitiful bank account.
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You're right about it being a blessing but at the same time a curse.
Before I can even get to living on my own I would need to get myself focus on what is happening now.
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Posted 12/13/13
1. I wish I could live on my own
2. Probably would have to agree w/ the majority here. When people are ready and can afford to.
3. Responsibility in general for one, but money management is the worst for me.
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Posted 12/13/13
I'm not quite sure to be honest...
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1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
I'm currently not living on my own anymore. I moved out a few years after I started college, sustained severe injuries and had to move back in with my parents. Since I'm working and will be leaving for medical school soon, I'll be moving out again (this time for good, hopefully). Living on your own makes you realize why your parents nagged you to do chores or certain actions around the house. All of that home training definitely comes into play and you learn how not to waste money lol.

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
I honestly don't think there should be a definite limit on when people should be out of their parents homes, but I do believe certain circumstances can be a determining factor on whether or not a person should be out of their parents homes. For instance, if you're in college and/or working a not so well paying job temporarily until you graduate or another great job opportunity comes along, then I feel like its ok to stay with their parents. If you're living at your parents house, as an adult, and you aren't working, going to school, or have any aspirations on doing anything in your life, I think that's the time that people should move the hell out of their parents homes.

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
One thing that makes me nervous about growing up is eventually having a family of my own; it's a HUGE responsibility
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VenicStorm wrote:

I'm not quite sure to be honest...


Understandable.
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Just for some background: I've been living at my college apartment (with 1 roommate) for about 6 or 7 months thus far.

1) If you already live on your own, what was it like for you learning how live independently?
I believe I've always been pretty independent, so moving to my own apartment wasn't that big of an adjustment. All I had to do was learn how to cook meals for myself, which I suppose I'm still having trouble with. It was a little weird at first, just sleeping in a different room and all, but after a while, you get used to it, and then you never really want to go back living with family. It's very enjoyable.

2) What age should people move out of their parent's home?
I think this completely depends on the person, to be honest. I don't think you should force anyone to get out before they're ready. Unless, of course, they're staying until they're late 20's or early 30's, then I think it's a problem, in which case it's probably about time you kicked them out.

3) What are some things that make you nervous about growing up?
Doing my taxes/keeping records of everything. I have absolutely no idea how to go about doing it, and no idea what I can get cut off from them, etc. Other than that, I feel pretty grown up already. Also, not being able to make friends.
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