Hey PF, I'm 19 and I live at home. This fall I will be studying first year Engineering at a University down the street. It's not cheap and I certainly need to be employed, as well as, take out a loan to subsidize the expense. Initially, this is all the reason in the world to stay at home. However, I can't concentrate here. My family is great but our communal lifestyle is less than preferable. I don't want to get into details, but lets just say I've not had a friend over in the past year or so, it's gotten so bad. Given that fact and the fact that I'm currently dating a great girl (who I'll likely never get to bring over either (and could potentially lose for that reason)), is it really worth it to live at home? Psychologically? Financially? Academically?