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View Poll Results: When did you first start paying rent?
When I moved out of home. 4 33.33%
When I graduated from high school/college/equivalent. 0 0%
When I reached a certain age. 2 16.67%
When I started earning my own money/a set amount of money. 4 33.33%
Other (please elaborate in the comments). 2 16.67%
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When did you start paying rent? - April 29th 2015, 12:54 AM

Just a curiosity question. This refers to the first time you started paying rent for yourself, whether it was to your guardians, for a dorm room, or even your own place.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 29th 2015, 01:58 AM

I think either this month I started or I'm starting next month

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 29th 2015, 04:19 PM

I've been paying a share of my family's rent since I started earning my own money at sixteen. I'm happy enough to pay some of it, rent is starting to go up again and my parents will be able to have a slightly better quality of life if I pay some of the rent, which trickles down to me eventually.
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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 29th 2015, 04:52 PM

When I started earning my own money.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 29th 2015, 07:41 PM

I'd say both "When I reached a certain age" and "Other." At age 19, my parents were no longer contributing at all to my rent, but it was being comped with my Residential Assistant position in the dorms. And even before then, I was paying for it for the most part with loans, scholarships, and savings, but they were contributing. For the first time this year (age 22), I'll be paying for like, real monthly rent through loans and working full time and no parental contributions. So...depends on your definition. I was paying some of it by 18, all of it by 19, and actually paying rent directly at age 22. Yeah? Yeah.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 30th 2015, 02:42 AM

Well, define 'for a dorm room?" I mean, technically my financial aid paid my dorm, but technically as well I'll have to pay that back too.

Correction: I forgot, I paid my housing deposit for next year out of my own bank account! But the entire dorm fee? The rest is gonna be loans.

For my parents, I'll have to start paying some sort of rent once I get a job. But as long as I am in school they're not forcing me into a job.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 30th 2015, 02:44 AM

Technically I'll pay back my loans, but I pay for about 1/10th of my college costs, including my dorm.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - April 30th 2015, 12:47 PM

My first bill was at 16 soon after at 17 I was paying for everything: rent, food, medical all while I was going through High School. In a few months I'll be paying back my College Government loan in less I go back to College I won't need to pay for it.
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Re: When did you start paying rent? - May 1st 2015, 11:05 AM

I don't really pay on a monthly basis but my bank account is linked to my dad's so he takes some money if he needs it and if not he doesn't in the past he used my money to pay some of the previous back rent because we were behind a few month and close to eviction.
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Re: When did you start paying rent? - May 1st 2015, 03:46 PM

I started paying rent at 19. It has gone up considerably in the last year. It's heartbreaking but I know my mum needs the help so I'm happy to pay my way.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - May 1st 2015, 07:42 PM

I started September of last year, so I was 18.

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Re: When did you start paying rent? - May 1st 2015, 08:49 PM

I think I started living on my own in an apartment in July/August of 2002 and been paying monthly since.

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