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Old 10-08-2019, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Went away for school but came back home after graduating and became full-time employed nearby. Bought a house with the gf/fiance a few years later. Easy choice at 23.

Moving out permanently at 18 before establishing a full time income really hurts financially. Sets you back quite a few years as you'll have to spend what you barely make and have nothing left over for a house down payment. Don't do it if you don't have to. Don't kick your kids out if you don't have to.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I lived at home and commuted 55 miles each way during college because I could not afford to stay on campus. Also because I had to work and my jobs were near my parent's house. Luckily I had a carpool most of the time.

When I went to law school, I ended up gong to a school that was 20 miles form my house, but they required you to live on campus the first year. I found the dorm life so beneficial (we learned more in the dorm rooms than we did in the classroom) and fun. I just kept borrowing money and stayed on campus all three years. back then if you were in law school lenders lined up to offer you pretty much any amount of money you wanted (at 18 - 22$ interest)
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I was 20, going to school full time, plus doing all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning at my parents' house. Mom announced that wasn't enough, I should pay rent, too--even though none of my older siblings had paid rent or done so many chores.

I left and never went back for more than a single night.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Is this a serious question?
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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Was 18, moved thousands of miles away as I could not wait to get the heck out of the worst place ever and don't regret for one minute doing that. Regretted returning to the family many years later (it wasn't their true home, they just decided to stay where they were at the time). Further regret not doing as I should have done FOR ME. Spent more than fifteen of my years taking care of sick family members who didn't really want me around and let me know that so many times that I should've left when I could have. My time here has been mostly taking care of others when I should have been taking care of myself as well.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Is this a serious question?
Why not?
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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When I was 13. It's a long story....
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I moved out when I was 18 to go to college. My parents had their hands full with my 4 younger siblings, including my 4 year old baby sister, and I knew that once I lived on my own I would not move back.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I was in and out of the family home from age 19-20. Moved out permanently, when I got married, a few months before I was 21. My parents were/are very difficult. I lasted the longest with them, my sister's moved out at ages 16 and 17, just to get away.
I am now 48 years old. My mother has mentioned it would be "perfect" if they move into my house's basement apartment as they are getting older and considering selling their house. There is not a chance that I would allow that.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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It was rather a family condition. AT 18, when us kids graduated high school, we moved out, be it to go to college, enlist, get a job, whatever.
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