Originally Posted by LadyEl
I think you should listen to Chelie in this matter. I haven't moved out so I still leech off my parents, I earn somewhere between $50-100 a week. Since I have few living expenses, I save quite a lot of it. This will come in handy when I finally decide to move out as I'll have a little cash to sustain myself.
And the first big thing I bought; I saved up all my allowance for several years and got some money for my birthday and such. Eventually I saved enough to by a telescope that cost $2000. My allowance was about $10 a week I think.
Yeah, I'm still at home, and I thought you know, 110ish a week would be more than enough. It really isn't. I have one loan payment per month (50) and travel at least 120 miles a week (24 mi a day times 5)
Like, when the fair rolls into town, I don't care who's going or who wants to go, I don't. I have Six Flags Seasons Passes this year, but my friends and I figured out the cost-effectiveness (if we go even just twice, we save money on tickets), so yeah I have that. But I'm also making up to 400+ a week this year (don't know my second jobs payrate yet), so expensive amusement park food once a month I think I can handle now.