Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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This might be a dumb question, but will you have access to borrowing a car from your parents for trips you really need to make?
My sons stayed at home while they got associates degrees, and I did not charge them rent or board. During that time, I also provided them with transportation and paid for their tuition. I wanted to do this for them, to help them get started in life. Not all parents have this desire, and not all parents who would desire to do this have the means. I did, and both sons took advantage of the offer.
With this in place, both sons were also able to have pets, which they both enjoy a great deal.
If you need the car to get to college, or if you need the car in order to work, then that will have to take precedence over a pet of any type. This decision actually depends on whatever your parents are willing to provide for you at this point and in the future.
Old lady talking here - but I gotta be who I am.