When you are 26 27 28 29 are you considered young adults or just an adult?

posted 2 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: When you are 26 27 28 29 are you considered young adults or just an adult?
    Young Adult : (27 votes)
    13 %
    Adult : (174 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I always thought of young adult as a synonym for teenagers. Isn’t that who the YA genre is aimed at? Maybe you could push it to 21.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

    I’m 26 years old and I’m sitting in a onesie… I still call myself a young adult lol I just don’t feel anywhere near mature enough compared to 30+-year-olds. Then again, my fiance is 35 and he’s sitting beside me enjoying his video games lol

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    Compared to an 80 year old, it’s pretty hard to argue that you’re not a young adult in your 20s. 

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Society considers a person a young adult from 18 – 25. Once you hit 30+ yourself, you realize you might never actually grow up! 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Why are you so obsessed with age? We answered your questions why do you refuse to answer ours? 

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Young adults I would say are 18-21. If you’re over 21, you’re officially an adult. 

    But I think most are in agreement that if you’re any of THESE ages, you’re a full-on adult. XD

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee

    Young adult is like 16-20 I’d say, then 20+ is when you’re an adult. You should have a house and job and stuff by then so that seems pretty adulty to me!

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

    Beth7210 :  A house by twenty-something?! xD I wish! The majority of 20 somethings in the US can barely afford rent lol

    Post # 24
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    800 posts
    Busy bee

    aushi :  I bought my first house at 19 with no assistance deposit wise (parental or otherwise) obviously I have a mortgage but I don’t see how that’s unobtainable by the majority (unless you live in incredibly high property value areas of course) I guess people just have other priorities! 🤷🏻‍♀️

     

    I guess that if I were to remove the age factor I would consider a young adult when you get your first proper job, and an adult when you buy a home and are financially and completely independent from your parents/help

     

     

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

    Beth7210 :  It isn’t about the priorities, and no I don’t live in a high poverty area. Most 20 somethings don’t have credit, not bad credit, just NO credit, which is essential in buying a home. And if they do, they have NEW credit (fresh bought car), which also sucks for buying a home. And if they went college they have student loans that won’t let them afford a house, or they didn’t go to college and don’t have a job that pays well enough to afford paying for a home on your own. I went to college and don’t have student loans but I studied stupidly for my passion, veterinary technology, and if I was single, I couldn’t afford a house on my salary. My fiance makes a little bit above minimum wage without a college degree so both of us together can afford a home, and he has great credit which I was able to jump into by him co-signing my car loan, but he’s 35 lol There’s a lot of little things that make a 20 something unable to buy a home. Buying a home at 19 is a huge accomplishment but not the norm. And it doesn’t have to do with other priorities. I’d love nothing more than to own a home, but I will never afford it until I go back to college for another career and ignore my passion lol

     

    EDIT – And to make a correction, I don’t consider affording a house being able to make the payments. I consider affording a home when you can afford the mortgage, property tax, insurance PLUS utilities, repairs, maintenance, etc. Like, personally my fiance and I can afford to pay monthly for a mortgage, but if something were to break? We would be out of luck lol We’re planning on paying off some unexpected medical bills and the car payments until we feel secure enough to buy a house. Basically, I don’t want to get into a mortgage if I’m afraid of getting into a car accident and then having to decide between paying my mortgage or fixing my car. Once I can do both (hopefully will never need to), then I’ll feel I can afford it.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Hmm lol mysterious poster has me curious too; I can’t tell whether you’re gathering data for some kind of serious study, or a girl who’s just really curious about age lol. Anyway yeah I agree with pp that it’s moreso about the maturity level vs. physical age.

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee

    Beth7210 :  You’re being willfully ignorant here. 21 is college-aged, so those people tend not to be owning homes. Just because you’ve done it doesn’t mean it’s the norm. If you bother to look at statistics or even spend a modicum of time observing the rest of the world, you’d find that home ownership at 21 is slim to none. 

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee

    aushi :  I said high property value not high poverty! And just an FYI my fiancé has massive student loans, and we have £1300/month spare income after paying for all our bills and food and stuff. It is priorities, some people prioritise college/university, some people prioritise partying and some people prioritise financially. I prioritised financially and my partner prioritised university. I was the breadwinner and we bought a really shitty tiny place first so that we weren’t struggling whilst he was in studies then he got a graduate job and now we live in nice house! I said 20+ being adult with a house because the majority of people at 29 will have a house!! I was not being ignorant at all!

     

    in regards to credit I spent a year getting my credit up as high as possible (there are online advice sites to help you know how to do this) 

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee

    DeniseSecunda :  I know this, I’m proud I’ve managed to achieve much more than my peers , I said 20+ and I said if I removed the age factor I consider an adult to be when you own a home and have a stable job. 

     

    If it wasnt clear what what I meant I will rephrase obviously I haven’t made my point very well. I consider an adult to start at 20 or above, starting when you are a financially independent home owner. Whether that be 20 (like me) or even 29, that is when you start adulting. I did not mean that I expect every 20 year old to be a homeowner

    Post # 30
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    aushi :  

    Just a suggestion.  When you do buy a house, request that the seller pay for a home warranty, it’s customary in my area. Ask for the super delux-o version with upgrades for a/c and appliances. Do investigate the warranty company. Realtors do not get kick backs (well, they shouldn’t) from outside vendors, but, they get used to working with one company over the others.  Usually the one that stops by the office the most.

    The warranty the seller buys for you will cover expensive repairs for the first year. At the end of that term, buy it yourself. You may not get the same price the realtor got, but, it’ll still be cheaper than a $1300 water heater. We just had ours replaced, paid for by the home warranty company. Once they sent out a really good repair tech, he decided the old one was just not worth saving and needed hard to get parts. 

    Thus, the policy has more than paid for itself for this year.

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