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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    To be fair, I wasn't having financial troubles until I decided to grow the fuck up, move out of Mom's, and get a car.

    Soooo rent, car payments and car insurance are all new to me and oh god how do people live like this

    Why move out if you can't, or barely can, afford it? Especially if your only reason is to "grow up". Milk the parental gravy train as long as you can.

    This is horrendous advice.

    Seriously. I took a chance and got out while I could, and after some help with friends I'm living on my own. Does being broke suck? Fuck yeah it does.

    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    Alternatively, I am in a professional position and did not stay with my parents after college and just bought a house in my mid 20s.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    To be fair, I wasn't having financial troubles until I decided to grow the fuck up, move out of Mom's, and get a car.

    Soooo rent, car payments and car insurance are all new to me and oh god how do people live like this

    Why move out if you can't, or can just barely, afford it? Especially if your only reason is to "grow up". Milk the parental gravy train as long as you can.

    This advice sure is..

    *pulls out thesaurus*

    puerile.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    I guess I just don't see whats bad about still living with mom and dad in your 30s.

  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh damn Munkus is dropping the T-Book what what

  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    To be fair, I wasn't having financial troubles until I decided to grow the fuck up, move out of Mom's, and get a car.

    Soooo rent, car payments and car insurance are all new to me and oh god how do people live like this

    Why move out if you can't, or barely can, afford it? Especially if your only reason is to "grow up". Milk the parental gravy train as long as you can.

    This is horrendous advice.

    But why? Take the money you save on food and board and invest it. I have multiple friends all in professional positions who have stayed with their parents right after college for a few years and are now looking to buy a house in their mid twenties. This would not have been possible if they had moved out and had to pay full rent and food costs themselves.

    Look, I'm about to get hella snippy on you. I'm going to head it off at the pass by telling you that you don't know me, and that it's none of your business (in the nicest way possible, of course).

    Because if I have to sit here and explain to some silly goose stranger on the internet why I moved out and grew up like a normal human being, I will not be happy.

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i dont know if i could go from no rent, living with parents

    to owning a house and paying everything for water, gas, electric, mortgage, at least 3-4 different kinds of insurance, car loan, etc.

    not to mention just the general upkeep a house costs with water heaters breaking, wiring issues, washer and dryer problems, etc.

    i like to think renting for awhile is a good stepping stone between the two

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino omfg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    there is the whole financial obligation to the parents thing.


    i love my parents. would i want to feel financially in debt to them for my adult life? hell no.

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    robothero wrote: »
    Alternatively, I am in a professional position and did not stay with my parents after college and just bought a house in my mid 20s.

    I moved out at 19 with no plan and no experience and lived in poverty for about a year and almost ended up on the street.

    But now I'm super rad!

  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    If you're trying to get me to take a ride in your fancy car, I'm not interested.

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    Ketchem_Ash

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    Please don't play the money card.

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Nogs wrote: »
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    Ketchem_Ash

    Buying little anime figurines and keeping them in their boxes is not 'investing', NebQ.

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    And you're living with your parents.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    Sara do you want to take a ride in my fancy car? It has leather seats that recline.

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hey NebQ

    how's that going with the ladies?

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Javen wrote: »
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    And you're living with your parents.

    "Hey baby, lemme take you out to a nice dinner."

    "I'd love that, what can we do after?"

    "Quietly make out so we don't wake my parents up."

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Sara Lynn wrote: »
    But I'm also not sucking on my mom's titty anymore, so, hey.


    Right, fine. So while your scraping by and I'm "sucking on my mom's titty", you have no capital and I'm investing ten of thousands of dollars. Your right, its pretty bad advice.

    is this a real post

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    mully wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    Alternatively, I am in a professional position and did not stay with my parents after college and just bought a house in my mid 20s.

    I moved out at 19 with no plan and no experience and lived in poverty for about a year and almost ended up on the street.

    But now I'm super rad!

    Mully is a pooplord.

    The Grand Visier Larlar granted a Duchy of Detritus for her to manage.

    She commandeers a minor fiefdom of excrement.

    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    alright sara that was a great post

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ is nick swardson from Grandma's Boy


    god my roommates are so annoying sometimes

  • NebulousQNebulousQ Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    Look, I'm about to get hella snippy on you. I'm going to head it off at the pass by telling you that you don't know me, and that it's none of your business (in the nicest way possible, of course).

    Because if I have to sit here and explain to some silly goose stranger on the internet why I moved out and grew up like a normal human being, I will not be happy.

    Look I'm not saying that moving out was the wrong decision for you, because you are right I don't know you and your situation.

    I am merely saying that living with your parents for a few years after college can be a very good decision as well. Before one rushes to live out on their own, they should take stock of their situation and see if the money saved by living with one's parents is worth the percieved lack of personal growth and social stigma and any other drawbacks there might be.

    edit: Wow this thread started to move fast.

    I can't really reply to all of the responses to my posts, but I will say this: Moving out is a financial decision as well as whatever other aspects it carries for you. Regardless of your employment you can save thousands of dollars a year by staying with your parents. If this option is open for you, you should consider it and not just immediately rush out of the house. I may have been to disrespectful to people and I apologize for that, but the "money card" is a card that should be considered in your decision to move out. And sometimes this means that staying with your parent may be the best option, that is all I am really trying to say.

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    mully wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    Alternatively, I am in a professional position and did not stay with my parents after college and just bought a house in my mid 20s.

    I moved out at 19 with no plan and no experience and lived in poverty for about a year and almost ended up on the street.

    But now I'm super rad!

    Mully is a pooplord.

    The Grand Visier Larlar granted a Duchy of Detritus for her to manage.

    She commandeers a minor fiefdom of excrement.

    he really was kind to entrust me with such a noble honour

  • Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    but you can move out and still mooch off somewhat off ya parents ...

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    mully wrote: »
    mully wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    Alternatively, I am in a professional position and did not stay with my parents after college and just bought a house in my mid 20s.

    I moved out at 19 with no plan and no experience and lived in poverty for about a year and almost ended up on the street.

    But now I'm super rad!

    Mully is a pooplord.

    The Grand Visier Larlar granted a Duchy of Detritus for her to manage.

    She commandeers a minor fiefdom of excrement.

    he really was kind to entrust me with such a noble honour

    Kindness?

    It's a white elephant.

    You are now shackled to the poopfields.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Look I'm not saying that moving out was the wrong decision for you, because you are right I don't know you and your situation.

    I merely saying that living with your parents for a few years after college can be a very good decision as well. Before one rushes to live out on their own, they should take stock of their situation and see if the money saved by living with one's parents is worth the percieved lack of personal growth and social stigma and any other drawbacks there might be.

    so basically

    if you don't suck, you can live on your own

    but if you do suck, you might need some help and live at your parents

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino omfg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    what? Sara no, making out is what my rad '82 Camaro is for.



    btw do you like my mustache? i was grooming it while hanging outside the local high school.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    my tens of thousands of dollars investments in beanie babies... gone to waste...

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh I'm sorry the poopfjords

    Stupid Canadians.

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    my tens of thousands of dollars investments in beanie babies... gone to waste...

    Don't even say things like this.

    I have boxes and boxes and BOXES of Beanie Babies. Ain't worth shit.

    Fuck whoever got me started on that crack when I was a kid.

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    my tens of thousands of dollars investments in beanie babies... gone to waste...

    i was told the tie dyed one was going to be worth hundreds!

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Re: white elephants / poop

    I think a lot of you are too young, but does anyone remember white dog poop?!

    It's so crazy that restricting chemicals in the air actually changed that. No more white dog poop! Crazy!

  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    NebulousQ wrote: »
    Look I'm not saying that moving out was the wrong decision for you, because you are right I don't know you and your situation.

    I merely saying that living with your parents for a few years after college can be a very good decision as well. Before one rushes to live out on their own, they should take stock of their situation and see if the money saved by living with one's parents is worth the percieved lack of personal growth and social stigma and any other drawbacks there might be.

    Counterpoint: I did live with my parents a few years after college

    What now, Mr. Moneybags

    And guess what: I did exactly what you suggested. I took stock of the fact that I was completely dependent on my mother for transportation and living, a fact which she liked to lord over my head. We were constantly butting heads and driving each other nuts and I was so unhappy with my living situation that I needed to get out.

    I can afford all of my bills with the money I make, and now I don't feel like screaming and punching a wall every day, and I have a MUCH healthier relationship with my mom.

    End result: Invest all you want, I'm in a much better place now than I was then.

    So again, you don't know my (or other people's) situations, so kindly shut yo' mouf.

  • CatnipCatCatnipCat Registered User
    edited March 2010
    This is a bad time to be graduating with an architectural degree.

    Is working the streets and hookin' better than being jobless Y/N?

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  • Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    I started giving my change to panhandlers. is that good, bad or stupid?

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    people need to learn that nothing is really a collectible anymore because production is always in the thousands if not millions for anything and everything.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    i got my ma one of them christmassy beanie babies when i got some allowance money together

    safe bet for my ma is always to get something christmas related, regardless of season

    box set of all the old stop motion christmas specials was my best gift

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Nogs wrote: »
    my tens of thousands of dollars investments in beanie babies... gone to waste...

    i was told the tie dyed one was going to be worth hundreds!

    now if you like that here let me get you to buy these porcelain dolls,

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I started giving my change to panhandlers. is that good, bad or stupid?

    In my opinion, it's just change. If I have a dollar hanging on me and I haven't spent it in more than 2 days, I don't need it, they can have it. I ignore most, though.

    There's a guy on the train that sells peanut m&ms, though, that guy is always my friend.

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