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    I do have my own job, but currently living with my grandfather/parents
    yeh my grandfather loves me so much he wants me to live with him :>

    Ofc I do help with chores and shit, sometimes I go get food or they/he cooks cause I suck at cooking :L

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    I'm 21 years old, I study at 150% rate and I live with my parents. I am actively looking to find an apartment of my own, which statistically should take me another year and a half because the housing market in Gothenburg is hell. When I find an apartment, I will pay for it through student loans because I don't have much time for a job. Everyone in my family thinks that it's reasonable for me to live at home right now, given the circumstances. I can not afford to contribute to the household economy, but at this point in their lives, my parents are not short on cash and whilst they probably won't ever require me to, I do plan on compensating them when I'm done studying and start earning money. My dream is to, some day, buy them a house somewhere around the mediterranean, but that of course depends on my future salary.

    I consider it leeching to live at home when in your 20's if you aren't working, aren't looking for work, aren't studying and aren't contributing at home. In any other situation, I will not call you a leecher unless I have specific knowledge about your situation.
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    I live at home as well, but I'm going to finish my CS degree part time and right now I'm in the process of starting my own business and just secured a client this past Friday to build 4 workstations with a budget of 2k each plus a server for a small network in their office so I'm very excited to have a big client But for right now it's a side business and I just did a 10 hour trial at a PC Tech place and I passed all the tests there so I should hopefully be starting soon. Once I have more money coming in, I'm going to be paying bills for my parents as my mother just lost her job and I've been helping where I can with doing side jobs in computers and electrical. It's been a tough past few months but it's looking up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    I'm 21 years old, I study at 150% rate and I live with my parents. I am actively looking to find an apartment of my own, which statistically should take me another year and a half because the housing market in Gothenburg is hell. When I find an apartment, I will pay for it through student loans because I don't have much time for a job. Everyone in my family thinks that it's reasonable for me to live at home right now, given the circumstances. I can not afford to contribute to the household economy, but at this point in their lives, my parents are not short on cash and whilst they probably won't ever require me to, I do plan on compensating them when I'm done studying and start earning money. My dream is to, some day, buy them a house somewhere around the mediterranean, but that of course depends on my future salary.

    I consider it leeching to live at home when in your 20's if you aren't working, aren't looking for work, aren't studying and aren't contributing at home. In any other situation, I will not call you a leecher unless I have specific knowledge about your situation.
    i could never live in an apartment i hope to own my own house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    i could never live in an apartment i hope to own my own house.
    I hope that too, but to afford a house in Gothenburg, as a student, is close to impossible. My family and I live in a 3200 square foot house, so whenever I find an apartment, it'll be difficult to get used to having only 200-400 square feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breadisfunny View Post
    i could never live in an apartment i hope to own my own house.
    People are different; I'd never want to live in my own house. Given how little time I spend at home anyways, it'd be waste of both time and money to live off from the very centrum, traveling back and forth constantly. But each on their own.

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    I live at home with my parents have been out of work for a while and have been actively looking for work every single day but have no qualifications so it's hard. I don't leech off the government either but my friends parents are moving pretty soon and giving him and his 2 brothers their house so i'll be moving in there, gaming house ftw

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    As someone that was kicked out of the house when I was 17, not living at home at that young of an age sucked donkey balls.

    I already had a job and I already had my own car but good lord things were still very difficult. You slide into debt REAL fast. I had to live in an apartment with 3 other people. After car insurance and rent I only had maybe 200 bucks to get by a month. That 200 bucks went to gas and food. I couldn't afford to go to college, I couldn't afford to do anything with my spare time. It was a quick and easy path down the road to depression.

    Then I got sick and didn't have health insurance because I was removed from the family plan as well as not being able to afford it because then I wouldn't have had enough money to get by.

    Yeah, living on your own at a young age when it's not financially smart to do so is a major fail.

    I understand people getting annoyed reading about people that are leeching off their parents but a lot of kids don't, they pull their weight or they've thrown themselves into college full-time and in those cases I support it 100% but in the end, it doesn't matter what you or I think of the situation, it's up to the parents/grandparents and the kids, period.

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    Why would you be proud of leeching off your poor ol' mum? :S
    I can completely understand living at home, the job market being what it is in many places there are plenty of people that simply can't afford their own place. But good grief, at least contribute something to the household, and if you literally have no money to contribute financially, you can at least help out around the house to take the pressure off your mum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerath View Post
    Why would you be proud of leeching off your poor ol' mum? :S
    I can completely understand living at home, the job market being what it is in many places there are plenty of people that simply can't afford their own place. But good grief, at least contribute something to the household, and if you literally have no money to contribute financially, you can at least help out around the house to take the pressure off your mum.
    Agree with you here. If you're 20+ you should act like a house mate rather than a child if you're employed.

    I lived with my mum waaay longer than I should have but that was because her house was old and in dire need of repair. I stuck around years longer than most people would just because I dumped my money into repairs to make sure the place wouldn't fall apart after I left. So I had to stay at home just because the cost of living in Massachusetts is insane, I couldn't afford to live elsewhere while fixing up the house.

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    I'm not 20 yet but i so wish be to, sittin home at my moms house.

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    I'm 20, have a job and am saving to move out in maybe another 2-3 years with my mate. Currently I make food for myself if I'm on my own and pay for my own petrol and social activities, but I'd be lying if I said I'm independent. My mum makes me food if she's in and does all my washing, makes me sandwiches for work, even makes my bed because I never do. My mum is very good to me. I'm sad and pathetic, I know.

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    are ya kidding me, am 25 now and i hate living at home, even with all the benefits,

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    Try having your mom live with you till your 40 because she has to drive to work and wont take public transportation. wont drive on highway so the city's out.
    She will only work in retail $8-10/hr because she thinks that's her only skill. wont try reception or consider school. refused to sell me her house when it was foreclosed on due to bad advice from brother in law.... always pay your taxes. Thus, lost house to ex husband, my farther. forces me to find new place shes willing to live in.
    both sisters move out and i am the only income paying rent:3 full paychecks worth. living yearly from tax return to tax return, not week to week like normal people. Then shes mad cause shes exhausted from working 20+ hours a week and from having to drive me to the train station at 6 am so i can have 1.5 hour commute into then out of work. then pick me up at 8-9pm bitching about how tiered she is. had to stop the drives and that added 60- 90 minutes on my commute.

    Now shes mad at me cause she qualified for senior housing and i wanted her to take it... to f-ing bad. shes finally living on her own paying for everything herself and she hate it.... so glad i'm done with that.

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    Too many limitations if u live with a parent still

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombstoner139 View Post
    Try having your mom live with you till your 40 because she has to drive to work and wont take public transportation. wont drive on highway so the city's out.
    She will only work in retail $8-10/hr because she thinks that's her only skill. wont try reception or consider school. refused to sell me her house when it was foreclosed on due to bad advice from brother in law.... always pay your taxes. Thus, lost house to ex husband, my farther. forces me to find new place shes willing to live in.
    both sisters move out and i am the only income paying rent:3 full paychecks worth. living yearly from tax return to tax return, not week to week like normal people. Then shes mad cause shes exhausted from working 20+ hours a week and from having to drive me to the train station at 6 am so i can have 1.5 hour commute into then out of work. then pick me up at 8-9pm bitching about how tiered she is. had to stop the drives and that added 60- 90 minutes on my commute.

    Now shes mad at me cause she qualified for senior housing and i wanted her to take it... to f-ing bad. shes finally living on her own paying for everything herself and she hate it.... so glad i'm done with that.
    Well, she was living with you, not backwards.

    Damn, quite sad.

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    Dont think i'll be moving out until I finish university at around 22/23, im 19 at the moment.

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    In this economy, I don't think its exactly fair to call people who live with their parents "losers" or "parasites." Some people just have trouble finding employment that'll support them outside of their parents home. I've been living with my parents since graduating college for the last year. I got a job at a ski resort but it was so close and it being seasonal, there was no point in getting an apartment. I just got hired by an airport 90 miles away, so I'll be moving out soon, but getting livable employment can be a pain in the ass in some places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    Is this some American thing that you "need" to live on yourself when you're 20?
    I hardly know anyone that does and the few that do live on themselves already mostly had problems at home.
    yeah same here, except for people who rent rooms because of college/uni a lot of people around my age (21) still live with their parents.

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    Fuck living on your own. And fuck living with parents. Squat!

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