Affording Rent in College

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

How does one have enough money for rent while having a minimum wage job in college? Especially in a place like Mesa, Arizona.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Parents

MPmaster
MPmaster

not living with your parents while saving all the money you earn

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Live with your parents if you can. It will save your GPA and bank account. It can be done though.

I worked a 10 dollar an hour job, 20 hours a week to pay rent and buy food. I lived off campus and would ride my bike to school.

It's pretty tough and takes serious budgeting to pull off. Towards the end of college you start getting better opportunities though. The more people you meet the more connected you get, so you start hearing about better jobs.

Try and apply for work/study positions if you can, and apply for every scholarship that is out there. I can't tell you how many times a little 500 dollar scholarship bought my food.

idontknow
idontknow

not wanting to be independent

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

worthless idealism over practicality

It's a very western thing to move out so young and not a smart financial move

MPmaster
MPmaster

Here's a thought:
Fucking work hard.

Balancing an average college work week (12-15credit hours) and a full time job (35 hour work week) is possible, you're just a pussy who wants the easy way out

Emberburn
Emberburn

This man speaks the truth. In many cases, living with your parents doesn't even mean you're not "independent". I get my own private space and can do whatever I want. I just happen to share a building with someone who is related to me. No problem with that.

Emberfire
Emberfire

See, this is the problem with you Millennials. Extremely entitled and arrogant. You won't learn life skills by staying in the comfort of your parent's house. Even if you've saved a million dollars and then decided to move out, its going to be extremely difficult for you to adapt as you will have been so institutionalized living with your parents by then.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

My rent was 600/ month. Worked 25-35 hrs and sold Adderall and weed to pay rent. Also had a meme biz major (marketing). No way I could budget time the way I did with a STEM major.

Also got real lucky with roommates. Their parents were rich as shit but would always throw down for pizza and beer because they knew my situation.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Oh, fuck off with your shitty le millennial meme. My "life skills" (whatever that means) are fucking fine. There is nothing I could possibly gain from giving all of the money I earn to the landlord Jew. I'm in college, and the extra money I save is really helpful. I plan on moving out once I graduate. I can tell you're a poorfag by your post.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

new skills take time
more of your time is spent working to pay rent
less time to develop real skills

jesus christ boomers are stupid as fuck. Not only that, the housing market developed by old fucks is just another reason its not viable to move out of your parents house.

I live with my parents and go to uni, Spent 5 years NEET and developed a massive amount of skills that I make money with.

wagecucking is not what it used to be, grandpa

Playboyize
Playboyize

t. chaim goldwitzbaum

Techpill
Techpill

NEETs rationalizing this hard

Methnerd
Methnerd

I'm not NEET, I'm a full time student. Not an argument.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Sure you are buddy, sure you are

Skullbone
Skullbone

Shut it; NEET ass faggot

Emberburn
Emberburn

Again, not an argument. Now you're just using ad hominems.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Atleast I'm not a NEET though, get a real defense instead of "le lmao not an argument" horseshit

/r9k

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

/r9k/
Ftfy fellow non NEET

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

A real defense? My argument can be found in All you're doing is calling me a NEET. So please explain to me why I should be shelling out all my money to a landlord, instead of investing it. Especially when I live so close to school, parents let me do whatever I want and I have privacy, and I'm not even home much anyway.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

t. slumlord

iluvmen
iluvmen

Because it will teach you essential life skills you won't be able to learn when your mom is still doing your laundry and microwaving your tendies for you.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

i know how to do laundry and microwave tendies.. but nothing beats not having to do it

Playboyize
Playboyize

strawman
I do all this shit myself. Give me examples of "essential life skills" I would learn by living in an apartment. Does losing all your money to a landlord count as an essential life skill?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

also tendies go in the oven, not the microwave, it just tastes better