For the past few years, I have been living at a beach house with my parents.
- I understand that many people live with their parents when they are done with college and figuring things out, however I graduated from university nearly 2 years ago and I have no timeline for moving out.
This is not due to the fact that I do not have a job or cannot afford to live on my own. In fact, it is mostly due to the fact that I actually love living with my parents. If I can save money, I figure it’s smart to do so. Just last week, I was upstairs doing some reading when I heard my father on the phone with an HVAC company. He usually calls the HVAC company if there is a concern with our heated gas furnace, but I heard him talking about a concern that every one of us were having with maintaining steady heating. From the conversation I could hear that the price for a new furnace was going to be several thousand dollars, and it was likely that we had to. This wasn’t including the manual work costs plus all of the other things that go into this process. I was shocked to overhear the price, but my father wasn’t even fazed by this price. I guess this is just a typical expense when you own a home. However, to hear that from my perspective was shocking, as losing that much currency on a simple HVAC service would leave me without any savings. I suppose I might stick around for another year to avoid all of the extraneous expenses that come with owning a home. If my parents do not mind, I do not see why I should not save some currency while I can.