Should I get my own place? Hi. I'm 19, turning 20 this april. I still live at home and it's really beginning to bother me. Not so much what other people think, but my parents are being pain in the arses. I have a job, and if I really wanted to, I could get my own place. The up's and down's are as follows: UP's - I can do whatever I want - I'm not forced to listen to my parents and follow their rules - It would be alot more convenient when having guests DOWN's - I wouldn't be able to afford much more than my place and food - I'd have to cook, clean and wash my own clothes all the time - My parents wouldn't want it, since they don't think I'm ready for it, and they might even feel hurt Should I do it? It's a tough decision. I wouldn't be able to afford partying very much, and it'd be alot more work. But on the other hand, I'm getting really tired of living at mom and dad's in my crappy little room, and I'm tired of their comments on who I bring home and that we have to be quiet after 11pm or whatever.