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Just something i find interesting- media always harping on about the spending power of people in 16-25 age group

Sooo, how luxurious is your lifestyle-

Do you live in a lush house?

Do you own a car?

Spend a load of money on clothes etc?

Take expensive hols?

AND...most importantly...do you have to pay for your treats by the sweat of your brow or can your parents provide for you?
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I'm a dj/producer/promoter of leftfield dance events here in Nanjing (stuff like dnb, idm, ambient, triphop, etc) I make a nice packets from it. I also own and run an international webpage provider which makes some money through advertising deals. I teach english at a middle school, and do some other things on the side.
I have been able to pay off my student loans, and any othe outstanding debts (like credit cards). I own a car, I eat out and go shopping for clothes and luxuries frequently. I have money in the bank saved up and I can travel quite easily (I went to Japan and Thailand last year).
And all of this is from hard work, persistance and willpower. I have no parents or relatives helping me, and I have no financial aids like a business loan.
Just good ol' fashioned hard work, ********s and elbows.
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lol good questions
I live in a spacious 3 bedroom house, all of which r quite big, with a nice big lovely garden.
I go to college, and get some ema money, and i work, and spend most of it as soon as i go out.
I drive my dads suzuki Vitara car, and love it
And i pay for my own treats, such as gigs, cinima, nights out etc ... but if i dont have the money, Mum always gives me a bit of dollar
And im going on holiday to Turkey in July for 2 weeks, costing £500 + £400 spenidng money .. of which i earnt and saved up myself

Supose i have a nice little life :d yay
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hmmm... interesting

well im 19 on a gap year working and going to uni in sept

id say im pretty average,

i live in a nice 4 bedroom new house with my family, but its not mine and ive had to pay rent for 3 years now

i dont own a car, im learning to drive and am not planing on buying a car for 3 years because i have to pay myself

i spend what ever i dont save on clothes and going out, not much but enough

im going on a cheap 18-30's holiday for a week this summer

i pay for pretty much everything i want, my parents can afford it but dont
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i'd say a luxurious lifestyle concerning clothes and stuff.
but i won't spend too much on anything else.
i'd say there's a balance.
i get a job during the summer and save something.
but whenever there's tuition fees my parents carry that load.
i mean i'm independent but up to a point.
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I am a giant robot and I control the universe.
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I live in a medium sized 3 bed terrace in an expensive part of Manchester, it is not a life of luxery but it is comfertable and there is millions of facilities in my local area.

I don't give a stuff about clothes, Primark will do, I spent my money on technology.

I don't drive, my dad drives a 10.5 year old Escort it does the job.

I do go away quite a bit and stay in 3 star hotels but I am good at getting them cheap.

I don't pay rent but I do most repairs round the house like plumbing and electrtical work that saves my parents a lot money, I also often pay the garage fees for the car.

I have a decent social life and have money to do the things I want to do but I am anything but rich. I have £300 in my business account and I feel rich because of that :p:

I am also self employed which makes for an interesting life style, some days I can get up at 10:00am but I might be up at 1:00am working.

I do bits of part time work as well so supliment my income.

I have little money but have a good quality of life.
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I live with my parents in 4 bedroom house. It's in a small town which isn't too bad.

I own my own car which I bought and insured myself. Lessons were paid for by my Mum.

I spend a bit on smart clothes such as suits and shirts etc. I very rarely spend money on casual clothes.

Unfortunately I don't go on holiday very often. I'm at the stage now where I don't really want to go away with my parents but none of my friends can afford it.

Being a student I have just enough money to get me by.

Overall I would say I have an excellent lifestyle at the moment. I have some great friends, both at uni and at home. I'm not exactly on the breadline which means I have enough to socialise. I'm also lucky enough to know what I want to do upon graduation so am going through the process of trying to secure that early on so then I only have the next couple of years to worry about.
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I'm pretty much a bum compared to everyone else :\

Live in a nice 8 bedroomed house in a nice area.

don't work, but I'm never short of money for going out.

summer holiday with mates paid for by parents (1400)

I'd be as happy without it though.
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(Original post by AT82)
and there is millions of facilities in my local area.
ie. the horse and jockey the trevor and the beech :p:
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I work full time at the mo but live in London and pay my own rent / bills / food / everything so permanently skint. Going to uni in London in Sept, so it's about to go from bad to worse...
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ie. the horse and jockey the trevor and the beech :p:
And the Irish club, the library, the swimming baths, the millions of bars, the pizza take aways, the restuarants, the transport network, the banks etc.

In fact the only thing my area is missing is a decent computer shop

I don't go in the Trevor or the Beach much at all but I do go to the Horse and Jockey at times, its a great little pub.

LLoyds is a great pub as well for a quiet drink.
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(Original post by saoirse)
Just something i find interesting- media always harping on about the spending power of people in 16-25 age group

Sooo, how luxurious is your lifestyle-

Do you live in a lush house?

Do you own a car?

Spend a load of money on clothes etc?

Take expensive hols?

AND...most importantly...do you have to pay for your treats by the sweat of your brow or can your parents provide for you?
I live with parents in 4 bed house in Derbyshire. Its nice.
I am currently househunting with my boyfriend, but it'll just be a little 1 or 2 bed as that's all the mortgage we can have and we only want to live in certain areas, so we're a bit restricted there.

I own a Ford Ka, now 3 years old. I love it

I tend to buy lots of Topshop clothes, and mix with the odd designer piece ie Iv got some limited edition Chanel sunglasses. But I'm not overly bothered, as long as I feel nice in what Im wearing, it could be new or old, high street or designer. I like shoes though.
I don't spend a huge amount because most of my money gets spent on the horses!!!!

Holiday wise, I usually have 1 or 2 mini-breaks (last year was Paris and Barcelona) then a summer holiday. This year is a bit different as I'm going backpacking round Europe for a month, then to the Maldives in Aug with my boyfriend. However if we find a home we both want, then the holiday will go out of the window and the cash spent on something incredibly rock `n` roll and exciting like a fridge freezer :p:

My parents paid my uni fees, but I paid rent, travel etc etc etc. I took student loan, but thats it, I have minimal amounts of money on credit cards and only a tiny bit overdrawn.
I work loads as a waitress, and am generally careful with my money.
I have a really nice life and I'm really grateful for it
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And the Irish club, the library, the swimming baths, the millions of bars, the pizza take aways, the restuarants, the transport network, the banks etc.

In fact the only thing my area is missing is a decent computer shop

I don't go in the Trevor or the Beach much at all but I do go to the Horse and Jockey at times, its a great little pub.

LLoyds is a great pub as well for a quiet drink.
I think Chorltons greatest asset is the iguana bar, followed by the turkish delight. Only my opinion of course.
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I'm 16 in two days so decided I'd just do this anyway

My house isn't that special, it's a bungalow (although it does have an upstairs room :rolleyes: ), quite spacious but not that interesting. It did however come with stabling and a couple of acres of land - my parents converted a bit of it into a garden, and I keep my two horses on the rest.

Don't own a car, too young!

I don't really spend any money on clothes, unless I've got a gift vochure or something (ie. I always look like a complete slob!)

Don't really go on expensive holidays either, normally go with my parents, brother and sister somewhere very cold and wet for a week or so. Which seems a bit odd as it's like that where we live.

I have a weekend job which pretty much all goes on horsey stuff. A lot of people seem to think you have to be rich to keep horses, but as they're on our land it's not too bad, so I can afford to pay most of it. My parents pay the bit left over and cut my allowance to make up for it.

Not very luxurious, but I love life
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My family live in a 5 bed house in Belgium, but we have a 2 bed second home in Scotland and 1/3 share of a summer house on the coast in Sweden.

We have two cars, but the second is a cheapy old one to practise driving with.

My sister has a horse and my parents pay all the stuff he needs, but she pays for extras with her pocket money.

As we are EU students, we can't get student loans, but my parents can afford to send us both to university.

We have a couple of nice holidays a year.

I'm currently aupairing to continue living in London so spend my own money getting stuff, but since food and board is inclusive, it's mostly clothes, going out etc etc.


It's great, but I know I'm lucky
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Well I will try to be truthful and Im not like some of these rich *****s
Sooo, how luxurious is your lifestyle- I dont know. Normal American Teen I guess

Do you live in a lush house? Standard house

Do you own a car? Yeah but my dad bought it

Spend a load of money on clothes etc? I like to save when I buy cloothes so I look for the deals but I love shopping

Take expensive hols? What's a hol? Holiday? I take vacations and yeah they are nice. But the ones I went to alone were the best like London, and this summer Denmark. The ones with the family werent all that great. But thats why i can afford to go to Europe because it has just been me :p:

AND...most importantly...do you have to pay for your treats by the sweat of your brow or can your parents provide for you? Umm my parents try to instill value of money in me and I work but I mean if I need/want something bad enough they will get it. The say they want their children to have the things they didnt have.

All in all Im fortuante because there are people that cant even eat everyday and im glad everything has not been handed to me and i have had to work for some of it because it feels better getting somehting knowing its because of you than having someone give you everything
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i live in a 4-bed room house.
i dont own a car coz i cant drive.
my family owns 2 cars. one for dad one for mom.
i dont spend lots on clothes.
we go on holiday usually to europe quite often. usually flying budget air and staying at 3star hotels.
Among my friends, i have a more luxurious life in that i eat out at nice restaurants alot, i can spend as much as I want without having to work like them. I think it's only because my dad is an expat.

Back home we have a 3-bedroom apartment. One car to be shared among my dad, mom and sis. 1 short holiday and 1 long holiday a year. Eat at cheaper restaurants. My parents still pay for everything though.
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I'm 19, on my gap year and work full-time in Starbucks. If I want something, I pay for it myself.
My house is a 4 bedroom detatched house in a relatively okay neighbourhood.
I have my own car, which I bought myself and paid for the insurance myself. My dad has a Ford Ranger, he works for BT and it's purely for work and work only, my mum and dad have one car between them.
I don't spend a great deal on clothes, unless I really need some.
We haven't been on holiday as a family for a good few years. We've only ever been to Florida, Spain and Fuerteventura together.

However, when I go to uni in September, my parents are going to pay for my fees, rent for my halls, the books that I'm going to be needing and my mum did mention something about them giving me money towards food and such. I will be continuing working with Starbucks when I go, but I'm going to be transferring between my own Starbucks and one nearest to my University, so as well as my loan, I'll have some extra money coming in too.
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Sooo,
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