What is the Average Age to Move Out of your Parent's House?
Just wondering when everybody moved out of their parents' house or when they expect to? Just trying to gauge if I will be called a mamas boy for still living at home..lol. I mean do you think it would look bad if I was in banking and plan on living with the parentals until 26/27. Strategically I think its smart because I will be able to save a lot of money. What do you guys think?
Will Co-Workers Judge Me for Living at Home?
Generally speaking, our users felt that it made sense from a financial perspective and that people will likely not judge you for living at home. Our users shared their thoughts below. Many commentators agreed that 25 - 26 is an appropriate age to move out of the house if you are still living with your parents.
The main reason for this acceptance is that it's a good way to save money but if you're not worried about money you may want to consider moving out sooner. There is a societal belief though that you should move out after graduating so be prepared to hear about from some, but far from all.
Basically, use your own judgment and decide what you and your parents are comfortable with.
If you plan to stay at your parents' or another relative's past graduation make sure you are contributing in some way or at least not costing them anything extra. Chances are you won't be around much early in your finance career anyway so there likely won't be much overlap for the most part.
Here are some reasons adult children choose to live with their parents according to The Big Picture.
No shame in staying with your parents. However, once I start making more money, I get the hell out, so I would say 25/26 is the cutoff point. Not just because your parents would start to get annoying, but because you're an adult and you should have the means to sustain yourself and maybe give something back to your parents in return.
While most don't think living with the parents is anything to be ashamed of, there are certainly opposing views.
If you enjoy living at home it's something else, if you're simply doing it to save money that is a bit embarrassing. You already make a much higher income than a majority of the population. Not sure why you need to keep mooching off your parents.
Also bear in mind that you're going to be working extremely long days and depending on what your parents are like, you may have to do a lot of explaining why you look so horrible and aren't taking better care of yourself. Overall, assess you and your parents' relationship, how much space you need, and your financial situation to make the best decision for you.
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