I stayed with my parents while I went to college for Journalism, and while I was in college I did odd jobs and saved a lot of Christmas money. Now that I'm moving out, I have $20,000 to my name. I need to buy a car, find a place to live, and start budgeting so I can sustainably live while I work. ( I actually have to close to 20,000 in bonds and such saved so I did not just make up this number)
Due to my strangely high pay for my writing, I can afford to live my life at home and also start work on my novel. I churn out articles and get my pay every two weeks. This may seem awesome, but don’t worry. I have huge debts from the destructive institution that forces me to sell my soul to educate myself and live my life. I pay 189.88 dollars every month to the demons who granted me enough money to pay for my ‘education’ Now I can write really well!
Another downside to my newfound job is my parents want rid of me so they can finally pursue their dream of having a room dedicated to fancy books they will never read. I beg them to let me take my furniture with me, and they relent only due to the fact that they have too much furniture already. They deliver my furniture to me free of cost, but in return, I have to sing them three songs on the spot. The songs are sad and they applaud.
I live and work in the comfort of my own home, so a nice car is pointless. I need a way to drive to town for cat food and the groceries that I do not grow myself. I ensure my car for 300 dollars a month. I am a frivolous young woman.
I checked out this site and found myself a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT for my trips to town. Only $2000! I pay for it all out front and now I have $18000 to buy my house so I can fulfill my dream of being an Eldritch Horror.
It's relatively easy to find cheap housing in the deep dark woods of PA. I found this GEM right by my home at the moment! This house has room for a big garden, and it already has a chicken coop! I can raise most of my own food (as my parents and I are doing now!) It looks pretty gnarly, but as a poor writer, I do not mind. My standards for housing are just as low as my standards in men!
The property is 1.5 acres, two bedrooms 1 bath, and a garage. There is gas heating, and electricity available. Taxes are cheap.
In fifteen years I can fix this place up, save my money, and buy the time I have a higher paying job and a name for myself, I can move out or build a new house. Either way, it works for me.
Little Odds and Ends
I have three shelves in my room, a bed, a desk, and a dresser. I also have my own coffee maker AND sweeper. I have two ipads and my own personal computer so I do not have to buy any of that when I move out. I have my own mugs I use, and a few pots and pans as well.
My house has a washer and dryer, a sink, and a stove. With the money left from buying my car and home, I can buy the other odds and ends that you need to keep a house. (Soap, washcloths, towels.)
With this money left over I can start my garden so I can eat, and save food for winter. I am allowed to take a stovetop canner with me to conserve my food, along with jars and lids.
I set aside 1,000 of my 15,000 dollars left over from my house and car to buy gardening supplies and seeds, along with other small needs. This leaves the rest for savings so I can move out and live comfortably.
Cat Food- $20
= 896 per month
Any leftovers from my paycheck will be put into savings. If I make two paychecks per month, I will have $1846 every month. I know I am being on the lean side with my budgeting, but I am self-sustaining and living by myself makes life cheaper. I plan to save enough over the years I am stuck in the house to move away to a better place, or build one.
I have no idea what I really want to go to college for, but I know that I have no intentions of starting a family or being horribly rich. I want to be happy in my tiny space and live my life however I want. I would live in a tent in the woods if I could.
Have some pictures of my milking cows and my livestock, along with others dispersed without the project.