Cash Solutions For the Young And Broke

By: Rachel Yoshida

It is not that uncommon for young people that are just starting out on their own to start out broke or nearly broke. Many of us had to face the fact that we were not born with a silver spoon in our mouth. Some of us were lucky to have any spoon at all. It can be so hard to get out on your own when you do not have any help from parents, but in some families it just may not be possible for even the most loving parents to help out very much.

Just because your parents can not loan you or give you a lot of money to help kick start your financial situation, does not mean it is impossible. If you are going to school and still live at home, stay there if you can for the time being. You might be tempted to move out on your own or even room with friends. This can work out, but if your parents are willing to let you stay with them, even if you have to help out a little, do not rush to get out if you do not have to.

Living with your parents, if they are willing, will give you more time to save a little money so that once you do move out you will be able to do it more comfortably and stand less chance of having to move back in with them later. It happens. When you attend school full time it can make working full time very tiring and one job may not even be enough to sustain you out on your own.

If staying at home with your parents until you will be financially ready to stand on your own is not an option, for example if you are attending school or working elsewhere, then taking a single room in a home can be a solution. Getting a roommate or even two can work out for everyone if you choose your roommates carefully. You must only room with people who are responsible because you must be sure they will handle their share of the bills or you could easily be left holding the bag.

Always do your best to pick a location to live in that is as close to your school and work place as you can be. Ride a bike or walk if possible because it is absolutely free. This will save you gas money and car maintenance in the long run. Learn to cook if you do not know how. Eating out can really eat up your budget. If you want to remain out on your own you will have to manage the money you have very cautiously in order to make ends meet.

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