Hello everyone! It's been a while. I hope everyone is doing well! I try to read up whenever I have a spare minute, but those are pretty rare between work and school. Anyway, I would really appreciate your advice on something.
Right now, DH and I are living in a little apartment, but with our lease coming up in May DH has said that he really wants to rent a house. I'm open to the idea, but it's hard to find a decent place in a decent neighborhood in our price range.
Meanwhile, out of the blue my mom got a job offer for a job here in OKC, but she still lives 2.5 hrs outside the city. So she has proposed that the three of us (her, DH, and myself) rent a house together since she doesn't want to sell her house in our hometown.?
My first reaction is No, No, No, and NO! Because we're a young married couple and the last thing I want is to be the way too young couple who got married just to live with my mother (partly b/c she offered to pay for everything). We're making it fine on our own, so it's not like we NEED to live with her. Most importantly, I feel like we would lose a lot of the freedom that you have living on your own, which is a huge deal for me. ?
However, at the same time it would still be much more economical for us to just live together and split all the costs down the middle (no way am I letting her pay for everything.) DH and I could save more for a future home and my mom wouldn't be stuck paying the same amount for a little apartment that she only uses during the work week. It would also mean a much nicer place in an excellent neighborhood for all of us.?
What would you do? I could really go either way at this point.?