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  • Some backstory:

    I'm 19, I've been sheltered for basically my whole life, only had a social life through school due to my overprotective parents, I don't have a license yet and personally I want to do this to improve my mental health, overcome my addictions and grow as a man.

    I got 3k in the bank another 5k invested in stocks and I'm currently looking at apartments near by the college I'm going to.

    The problems I have rn are that I don't have a job and idk how I'm going to pay for college because most likely my parents won't help me with that if I'm gone, so I'm trying to build another source of income to manage that.

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    Dont listen to this neckbeard

  • You are not ready to move out...not sure if I have any advice on how to get there but I feel telling you I don’t think you are ready is my current best advice.

  • i would at the very least wait until you have stable income

  • you're super young bro don't sweat it

    I would work on getting your license first (I'm in the process of doing this as well)

    if your home is abusive or toxic that's a different story but I'm not getting that from the OP

  • josuke âš“
    Jan 14

    Don’t.

    It’s not worth it.

    Get your license. Get you a used car. Find a job then start from there.

    Take advantage of being able to live at home and finish school while you can.

  • you aint going anywhere pleighboi

  • Jan 14

    take out loans

  • i feel u on the improves mental health bc im definitely far happier not living w my mother

    BUT
    debt is also stressful
    not having income is stressful

    figure out a job situation
    and then the apt next

  • Jan 14

    wait till you have income.

    Don't take any money out of your stocks.

    Social Life as of now is not really important due to the pandemic.

  • You should have a stable income, you have to put down probably atleast a month and a half deposit since you’re a first time renter. Plus your first months rent. That’s an easy ~2k right there upfront just to have it. Living on your own is way more expensive and taxing than you think and you’ll be broke basically immediately with no income. Way more worth to just save and enjoy yourself unless the source of your mental health is your family/living situation but that’s a dif convo altogether

  • I don’t even think you’d get approved for an apartment if you don’t have a job at your age

  • Tadow 🥀
    Jan 14
    capers

    You are not ready to move out...not sure if I have any advice on how to get there but I feel telling you I don’t think you are ready is my current best advice.

  • Jan 14

    Where you get the 3k from?

  • Jan 14

    man... just live with your parents for awhile.

    you're going to college (which is paid by your parents), you don't have a stable income, you don't have a license (and I'm guessing you live in the US, which makes it a significant obstacle).

    I'm 21 and living with my parents until I'm graduating, and I've saved so much money not having to worry about rent and s***. It's annoying as hell sometimes, and I miss living in the city, but it's the smarter choice.

  • Jan 14

    Is it worth 1k/month (arbitrary amt for sake of example) to not have to deal with your parents on an everyday basis?

  • Jbreezyondeck

    I don’t even think you’d get approved for an apartment if you don’t have a job at your age

    Damn I forgot about this lmao yeah most basically won’t rent to you otherwise. You usually need to provide proof of employment and your paystubs have to meet a minimum income depending on the rent price

  • Lol damn I didn’t feel ready to move out til I had like 20k saved up

  • josuke

    Don’t.

    It’s not worth it.

    Get your license. Get you a used car. Find a job then start from there.

    Take advantage of being able to live at home and finish school while you can.

    I get what ur saying but I got 2 problems with this,

    1. I have to rely on my parents to get the license and they've bullshited me for 3 years for it until I basically demanded to get driving lessons and once I got my permit they basically used me for their own gain (long story).

    2. If I get a car, I'd look for a job but my parents will be on my ass cuz they don't want me to get one. I can get one in secret but again their crazy.

  • Jan 14

    I moved out at 17 for college - but granted I had a good amount of help from financial aid. It helps to get out and really have to face the world on your own - but I'd say, play it safe. If you feel like you might face some financial burdens down the road. I'd say to keep saving and move out once you feel confident you can face that and still be financially stable.

    Once I graduated and moved back home - I saved some money (about three months rent worth ~6k), invested into appliances for the spot / furniture (nothing too crazy), and set out a budget based on my net income of the month / my expenses. Planning for the expected helps you deal with those fire drills a lot better.

    It's all about being 3 steps ahead. Feel like I rambled on and on but hope this helps a bit

  • think with logic here. Moving out is a amazing thing. Having your own and doing what you want etc. but giving your position your best bet is finding a room mate. If not i'll say save up more bread. While your saving get your license too. You want to be 8 months-1year of rent already saved. Your in college aswell and that needs to be payed for so giving that I would look into rooming with someone. If not just toughen it out at your parents crib and stack. Yea it's going to suck but think with logic and not emotion

  • get a job
    get license
    continue to stack for another 3years

  • You’ve got 8k to work with when a lot of people your age are in debt. Keep doing what you’re doing.

    Look into a trade and consider joining a union. Electricians can make bank and you don’t have to ever do anything too strenuous. You’re still young enough that it can pay off big over time.

  • Move to California and pursue your dream in the entertainment industry

    I’m kidding bro don’t do this

  • Hire a moving company

    Trust me it’s worth it

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