I think I'm ready to move out - can I get your opinion? Should I move out? What preperations should I make?
I just got a new job working as a Canine Tech Specialist at an organization that takes animals and trains them to be therapy dogs - very exciting stuff. I'm a big animal maniac so this is the perfect job for me- I plan on being there for a while while I save for vet tech. school. I'm 19 years old. I make $7.50 an hour and work an average of 40 hours a week. The apartment I want is $440/month (that includes the pet fee per month) and the deposit is $99. I have a crappy, but semi-reliable car. It hasn't broke down yet, but it is very old. My commute to work won't be very far. I live in Ohio. My dad will still be covering my auto insurance - which is cool. What I'm wondering is - how much should I save before taking the big leap? How much will bill be on average each month? Will I have enough to support myself? I very much want to do this, but am a little scared to put it honostly :) lol. What are your opinions and words of advice? Thank you for your time and attention!
Asked By: email@example.com - 10/2/2007
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7.50 and hour is probably less than 1000/mo net pay - $440/mo rent is a very high percentage of that, add 200/month food and household items (toiletries, paper products, 50-200/month for heat/electric a/c, 100-200/mo for car gas, oil, repairs, plus cable TV, internet access, emergency funds, doctor visit copays... More
Answered By: Dr. Deth - 10/2/2007
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While living on your own teaches you independence, you're still quite young for it... More
Answered By: Smartass - 10/2/2007
Housing shouldn't be more than 30% of your income... More
Answered By: stl_eliza_20 - 10/2/2007
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