The cost of leaving Mom and Dad’s house. How much young adults need to save before staking out on their own. The highest percentage of American young adults in four decades—36% of those 18 to 31—were living at their parents’ homes in 2012. Story here.
It’s actually been this way since we moved into the 2000’s. There are a lot more people in the world. It’s scary for younger people coming up since most of the jobs they want are taken by those older with more experience. Job pay for the average job stays the same while the price of living increases. People have had to move back home from the ages of 18-35. It is unusual for Americans since they are typically gone by the age of 18, but in other cultures it’s not unusual to be at home well into your 30’s. Although they do it for the familial thing. It’s just the way most cultures are.
Americans moving back home in their 20’s and above is because they can’t make the average rent on their job pay or are unemployed. It’s also not easy to save money if you’re parent/parents are charging you rent. On the one hand its wise they charge you so that you take it seriously, develop discipline and responsibility, but on the other hand it prevents you from being able to save adequate money. Unless your parents that charge you rent give you up to a year free rent to save enough to rent your own place. If you haven’t by then, it should be acceptable that they start charging you rent.
I live in nyc and I have an apartment where I am paying 1400/month for rent for only a one bedroom apartment. In order for me to get that apartment I had to pay almost 6000 to move in. They expect one month rent, one month deposit and 10% of the years rent to the real estate person who found the apartment for me. Living in nyc is not cheap at all!! Most of our income will go to paying rent in a decent neighborhood. That’s the way things are in nyc. Then you have to pay electricity and cable on top of that……which BTW we have the most expensive electric bills of anywhere in this country. Then we have to pay for food costs and car fares and rental insurance. Meanwhile, you have to pray that the landlord doesn’t raise your rent the next year or else, you could be easily priced out if the apartment. It is a proven fact that people these days are making 200/ month less Money than what that same position would have paid 30-40 years ago! And forget about trying to buy a house in nyc, houses in good decent neighborhoods go for 500000+……I would move out of nyc, but this is where I grew up, so I only hope things will change once mayor Blomoberg finishes his term.
The rebuttal response said:
Time to move out of NYC!! I am renting a 3 bedroom beach house on the Gulf Coast for $1500 a month. A similar house 2 doors down is currently selling for $275K. Gasoline is $3.10 a gal. Electricity is $0.10 KWH. Buy a nice new 3 br house away from the beach and it costs closer to $140K or find an older “fixer-upper” for $80K or less. An additional benefit is there are only 48K friendly people in this town, not ten million un-friendlies. Downtown Houston is an hour away, if you must have “big city” attractions in your life, but I try to avoid them.
Yes its true. The Salvation Army has stated that they do not support gays and that they should be put to death. They are in the business of helping people whether they are abusive or the lowest scum of society, but if you are gay, you can forget about the Salvation Army reaching their arms out to you. That’s where they draw the line.
The Salvation Army has expressed their Christian beliefs in the past, stating that they do not accept the gay lifestyle, nor do they stand up for gay marriage. Salvation Army went on record recently, stating that gay parents should be put to death as the bible instructs. Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by gay parents for a boycott of the nonprofit for its anti-gay policies and beliefs.
Ryan questioned Craibe about Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, the manual used to train Salvation Army “soldiers” and members. Several chapters refer to the sin of homosexuality, including a section that cites Romans 1:18-32, which includes a admonition that homosexuals “deserved to die”;
“ Ryan: According to the Salvation Army gay parents deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?”
“Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.”
Ryan: So they should die.”
“Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that’s our belief.”
Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church becomes the first Pope to tell the truth about what God is. And God is inclusive if you’re an upstanding human being who does the right thing. This applies to you whether you’re gay or straight.
Pope Francis says the Church has grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues. He says that the church is for all and not a “small chapel” focused on doctrine, orthodoxy and a limited agenda of moral teachings.
In an interview the Italian Jesuit Journal, he states, “It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.”
It’s a breath of fresh air and we’re finally reaching that point where even the Pope is speaking out positively about gays. This Pope was meant to come in at this time. Many religious people follow the word of the Pope regardless of what he’s saying. So if the Pope is positively speaking about gays, his words have the power to reach masses of people. These are the same naive people that have been looking for an excuse to crucify gays simply because they don’t know what its like to be attracted to someone of the same sex. The Pope is telling these people that they’ve been out of line and that’s not what God is. Of course any thinking person knows this information to be true, but unfortunately there are millions of naive souls who simply don’t know any better. They are the easily led. Well, now they have a great leader running things in the Catholic Church to help bring them out of the final Dark Age.