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Job

The first step is obvious, getting a job. There is no better tip about living on your own than holding down a decent job where you are making decent money. Make sure it is not something that you completely dread doing. If you get a job as a clerk, IT tech, or something along these lines, you will most likely keep your job while you are in school. Don’t settle for the lowest denominator because you will end up quitting and to get back into the working game is much more difficult after that.

Expenses

Make a list of all the expenses you will be facing every month and try to be as precise as possible. Leave room for random activities that you might not expect and of course make sure you have all the important parts down – such as car insurance if you have a car. The better list you have the lest problematic it will be when you are faced with payments every month. Better prepared than not!

Roomates

It’s a love-hate relationship. Roomates can either be amazing for living on your own away from mom and dad or they can be a big burden. Make sure you screen every person you are living with and if you are moving in with someone get to know them better first. Go out with them to a bar or movie and see what type of people they are, never rush into a big decision like this.

  • Job

The first step is obvious, getting a job. There is no better tip about living on your own than holding down a decent job where you are making decent money. Make sure it is not something that you completely dread doing. If you get a job as a clerk, IT tech, or something along these lines, you will most likely keep your job while you are in school. Don’t settle for the lowest denominator because you will end up quitting and to get back into the working game is much more difficult after that.

Habergol made it a lot easier for my son to move out on his own. My days were a lot different so I was not sure what I should be telling him and the type of advice I should be giving now. My friends on this network made the transition smooth and were very helpful as a community.

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