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Moving out

Grace360

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So I recently got a job. Even if I don't like it, I plan on staying there at least until I'm 18 because I wanna move out as soon as possible. I'm realizing its only feasible for me to save a certain amount. Like 8000 dollars. Is that enough to move out with? Assuming I pick a place where rent is between 600-1000 dollars, get house essentials which is about 1500, ect. It seems like so little considering this crappy economy and the fact that landlords are leeches. This isn't including possible overtime and possible bonuses or anything like that. If anyone knows about that I would really appreciate the advice.
 

Cuchculan

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The cost of living can be high these days. Not saying it can't be done. But there are bills to pay as well. Electric. Gas. Rent. Then you have to put clothes on your back. You also have to eat. then we get a few unexpected things crop up from time to time. All money. Saving would be a good idea. With this pandemic the cost of living will probably go up again. So is all about putting important things before other things. Going without some things in order to meet certain bills when they arrive. It can all be worked out. I know when certain bills are going to arrive here. So I know how much I need to have ready on that date. This can be worked out over a period of weeks. Small bit away each week.
 

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Oftentimes renting requires a deposit of first and last months' rent. If rent is $800, that'd be $1,600 for the deposit. $1,500 for the essentials, as you've estimated, makes it $3,100 just to move in. Now you have $4,900. Depending on what else you need upon moving in, that may or may not be enough. Ideally, you would have some weeks or even months worth of bills saved up, in case you can't pay for some period of time via your normal means.
 
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