- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2017
I posted previously regarding purchasing a home and after reading replies (and thinking it over) realized it was a bad idea.
Here is my situation: my parents live about 45 minutes away from the school I go to. Most of my clients (I tutor) live about 30 minutes away from them as well, though my room is spacious and they have a nice house. I stay 5 or 6 days a week with my boyfriend, who lives in a much smaller home. We both live in his room. I have 1/4 of the closet, 3 drawers, and 1 cabinet. Its so generous of him to offer part of his living space to me, and I am grateful, but I feel overwhelmed because I’m so scattered. I have some stuff at his place, other stuff at my place, and keep my car messy with the things that I need no matter where I stay. He lives about 30 minutes away from my school and 10-15 minutes away from most of my clients. Taking into account rush hour traffic each morning and night, I am gone for at least 12 hours a day (today, for example, was a 14 hour day) and have very little time to relax– especially since things are always messy and chaotic. Doing homework is hard; the house is small and there are lots of people that visit the family.
One of my best friends is moving back for school and was talking to me about getting a place together. I’m really thinking about it, but don’t know if its a wise idea.
I’ve always been against renting, but the disorganization of my life is making me reconsider. I make at least $800 a month (upwards of $1500, depending on clients and extra jobs), but I pay exactly $330 in bills/car payments a month. I’m currently spending about $125/month in gas, so my finances worry me. We would look for places that would allow us each to have payments between $250-$300 a month.
The other thing that worries me is next year, I will be student teaching. I will not be working as much.
I’m conflicted between financial prowness and saving, and living with much less stress and chaos. I just want my own space.
What would you do, Bees? Follow what the wallet is whispering to me, or follow what my emotions are saying? I don’t know if I’ll be more stressed from the financial burden, or relieved from my stress by having some stability.