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Getting You Own Place is Not Such a Great Idea
When you turn the independent age of eighteen, you are considered an adult. You can vote, gamble, join the military, and be considered responsible for your own actions. Along with the responsibility of turning eighteen, you can move out of your parent's home and be on your own.
The decision to move out on your own is a big one. You need to make sure that you are financially stable to support yourself, paying your bills and expenses that come along with living on your own. What about furnishings for your new place? Those come with a price tag too.
When I turned eighteen, I wanted to move out on my own. My best friend Sandra and I began the search for an apartment. After a few months we found a cute two-bedroom duplex in Rock Falls. We began to purchase items, which were not cheap to furnish our apartment. We had not realized how expensive furniture, dishes, silverware, curtains, towels, and other furnishings cost. Once all of our furnishings were purchased, we began to move our things into the apartment.
We signed a three-month lease on our apartment. A three-month lease is very unusual. Most landlords have leases for a year or more. Breaking the lease would cost us our deposit and a few extra months' rent.
Shortly after moving into my new apartment, my friend Sandra's boyfriend, John, moved in with us. Once he moved in things began to go downhill. Sandra and John had seemingly forgotten how to cook or clean up after themselves. I had to clean up our apartment daily without any help from Sandra or John. They began to have parties on weeknights, stayed up late, and were very noisy while I was trying to sleep. Not to mention, they did not clean up after their parties. I did. Once the third month on our lease was up, I had enough. Enough of cleaning up after everyone, my roommates not paying their share of the bills, and disrespect from my roommates towards me. I had spoken to my friend several times regarding the issues I had; she refused to listen.
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Shortly after moving out of our apartment, I found my own place. Living on your own is not as great as it seems. It may seem great not living under your parents' roof, listening to their rules, and having them nag at you, but there is a flip side: bills and expenses. First you have to consider your monthly rent payment, then your utility bills, groceries, credit card payments, and on top of all that your car payment. Not to mention the responsibility that comes with living on your own. Your mother is no longer there to clean up after you, wash your laundry, or cook for you. All that is your responsibility now. Once all the expenses and responsibilities are considered, living on your own is not as great as it initially seems.
I am able to live on my own and pay my expenses by working two jobs during the summer months. I work a full-time job from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and work part-time during evenings and weekends. I am able to save up enough money during the summer to pay my bills during the school year. By doing this it means no vacations, no time for swimming, boating, and other fun summer activities.
When I lived at home I only purchased brand-name items. I would only wear Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein clothing. I bought new CDs every week, went to the movie theater to see a new release every weekend, and would go out of town weekly to go shopping. If you are living on your own, you will most likely be financially unable to do these things. I rarely purchase new clothes. If I do, they are not designer clothes, but from Wal-Mart. The only way I can afford designer clothing is if it is on a clearance sale. As for CDs, I purchase one new CD every two months. I can also no longer afford to go to the movie theater. I have to wait until the movie is released on video before I can afford to see it.
When my paycheck arrives weekly I cannot think like I used to, like what new CD and outfit I will buy this week. I have to pay my bills first, and then with what little bit is left over I must deposit into my savings account.
Although the age of eighteen means independence and adulthood, remember the responsibility that comes along with adulthood. Living at home with your parents is not so bad once you look at the expenses of living on your own or the cost of losing a best friend because of living with her.