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Moving out of my parents' house and into a new town. How

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Moving out of my parents' house and into a new town. How do I do it? Do I get an apartment first and then look for a new job?
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>>17950495
Look into the costs for living on your own:
See how much rent would be
Find out how much heat, electric, water cost
Look into costs for food, gas (car), food and other things you deem as a need

Once you find all of that add it up and see what it costs for the month.
Now figure out how much an hour/month you have to make to cover that

I also can't stress it enough, but you need to make at least 500 more then what it costs so you can start to save some money. If you can't then I suggest you stay home.
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>>17950525
>I also can't stress it enough, but you need to make at least 500 more then what it costs so you can start to save some money. If you can't then I suggest you stay home.
It's not really possible, my dad is selling our house. I will start researching though. I don't have a car so gas is one resource I don't have to worry about for the time being...
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If an apartment says the tenant pays for utilities, what do I do? Do I call the electric company and stuff or does the landlord do that?
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>>17950749
Oh, ho. How naive you are -- I was just like you.

Yes, if you need to pay utilities, heating, water, then you have to phone up a company and arrange it yourself. You'd be lucky to find a landlord that does that for you -- you'd be doubly lucky if the landlord even provides internet included!

I try to avoid down town spots -- it's too expensive for someone starting to live on their own, especially at a young age.

Look for a place that's 25% below your budget. That way you still have enough to save, cover your monthly costs, and then some. As much as it is tempting, avoid eating out too much. I get it, I get it -- you just moved out you want to experience stuff on your own, and sometimes you get lazy with cooking. But trust me, it's 10x easier to just cook a meal at home than it is to spend money at some restaurant just because it's easy.

Keep good care of the place you're living in too, that way you get your deposit back and you also get a stellar reference from your landlord.

Also, what job do you have right now? If you don't already have a padded resume, going into a new town and looking for one may not be the best idea. It'll be hard, that's for sure.
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They should have had a class in high school for this shit.
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>>17950765
I've been working as a land surveyor's assistant for eight years. It's pretty niche work experience but I figure it will at least show that I'm dependable and don't fly between jobs too often.

The part where I said I was moving into a 'new town' was somewhat misleading, it's more like I'm moving into 'a town'. I live in a really rural area currently and there's no work out here so I'm planning to go where the jobs are.
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