For the last two years my best friend has bothered me about getting an apartment with him and some other people. I currently go to a CC (transferring to Umass next year) while living with my parents. I only pay 100$ a month and pay for random stuff like taking them out to dinner or just give them money if they ask to borrow it, so in reality maybe 130$-150$ a month. I work for minimum wage and during the summer I make about 170-200$ a week. During school I only make about around 100$ a week. I have roughly 600$ cash saved and plan to reach 1000+ before the end of the summer. I also will get roughly 1100$ cash from financial aid this September.
I do have a car in decent shape.
My friend and his girlfriend currently live with her parents, pay no rent and have no expenses other than 50$ a month for his cell phone. He makes about 250$ a week with roughly 250$ saved…even after working full time for a year due to messing up on college entrance stuff. They don’t have a car or even a license between them
I think it is crazy to get an apartment with them. I don’t think I make enough to afford an apartment with roommates and I would prefer to live in a dorm when I transfer. I also think he isn’t very good with money and of course doesn’t have a car and I’m not a taxi service. I also do not want to waste the money I have saved on having an apartment for 6 months then getting booted.
So what are your opinions?