What are your millenial problems?
I'm a female millenial in Connecticut for reference.
I'm 26 and still live at home. On my 26th birthday it hit me hard that soon to be 3 years after college I still live at home. 2016 graduate.
I pay all of my personal bills. Healthcare, dental, student loans, cell phone bill, toiletries and food. I even pay my parents cable bill, and I pay for my Mom's movie tickets, and I take her to New York. My sister and I take our parents on at least one small vacation a year now. Something like one of the casino's.
I don't make enough to move out though. I make under 28000 in a very expensive part of the state. I would need at least 2 roommates to get out.
I work at a nonprofit, and even get overtime, but I don't have what is considered a good job. I studied Journalism. I know it's not the most practical, but I'm not smart enough for finance or the medical field. I've watched friends stay in college until even now, 8 years after they started, chasing a practical career they aren't smart enough to achieve. Things that involve math and science when we were all in low level math and science classes in high school.
I also don't have a car. I couldn't even afford a license until adulthood. College made my schedule tight so I didn't get it until 25.
- ibu guruLv 71 year ago
You're spending, not saving. Certainly, you should be paying your personal expenses, student loans, etc. But even in an expensive area of the state, someone earning $500/week or more rents a room or studio. You're looking at 1 bedroom apartments, and those you cannot afford. You can also afford a used car, if you had saved up a good down payment. Poor money management is keeping you stuck where you are. But perhaps your parents are willing to continue keeping you under their roof.