My wife and I got married when we turned 18. We did not have the best home life. It was not horrible, but it was not great either. We both decided when we were 11 that we would get married as soon as we were allowed to. We had a plan to save as much money as we could to make our own way. We both worked part time jobs until we could work full time. We were able to get a place at parkatbouldercreek.com after we got married. We were both working full time jobs and actually had good credit established by the time we turned 19.
We both spend time together learning about investing and planning for retirement. I have a friend who lucked into a high paying labor job under a union contract. He bought a new truck and lives in a place he can barely afford. We have a really nice apartment with everything we could ever want, and it is affordable. Plus, we drive an old minivan and a small pickup truck. The apartments are very nice, and there is even a swimming pool and playground. We are not having children yet. We are going to get through college first. My wife is studying to be a nurse and is excelling at it. I have a strong desire to enter the field of medicine too, but one of us has to keep working full time while the other goes to school.
We are impressed with our apartment. It is a really nice place and it is within our budget. We don’t mind living here at all. We thought we were only going to be able to afford some old place with old appliances and stuff. Everything from the walls to the floors and the nicely appointed kitchen are very nice. The next goal is to get a washer and dryer so no more trips to the laundromat.