My work place is too far from my parents’ place for me to seriously consider living at home after college. In some ways, I’m glad. This means that I never had to weigh the benefits of getting my own (shared) apartment against what I could be saving ($500+/month) if I lived at home.
According to this article by Kiplinger’s, more than half of all college seniors move back home after graduation each year. The temptation of saving so much money on rent and utilities, not to mention free meals, is strong indeed.
My parents didn’t pressure me to live at home, but if I wanted to they probably would’ve been happy to have me. Before I found a job, Mom did jokingly mention that that I can save a load of money if I live at home for just one more year.
Did any readers/bloggers live at home after graduation? Did anyone decide not to despite the potential savings?