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    So I've finished my first year living in university accommodation. My family home is an hour away by tube from my uni and in the first year I chose to live at campus to eliminate the commute and to have a better social life mainly.
    So now I again have to choose whether to stay at home or get a flat near uni for next year. Living independently was nice and all but it was f****** expensive. It would be even more this year (I'd have to cash out 7.5k at best).
    So if I stay at home I save £7.5k but I can pretty much say goodbye to independent life and going out past 11 and say hi to travelling 2h every day.
    On the one hand I really want to live alone near uni but on the other I feel it'd be spoiled and unreasonable. I'm not rich.
    During the first year I got a lot of help from a bursary and my parents cause it was freshers and all but now I don't want them to pay again. I'd have to work during summer which is fine but even then I'm not sure I can earn enough and even if I could I'm not sure whether it's prudent to spend it all on the flat if my house is 1h away.
    Any advice on deciding is appreciated.
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    Wow, this one is tough. If I were you I would think of trying to live at a family house for a year and save some money for the next one. I know living independently is awesome, but maybe one year of not that independent life won't mess everything, plus you're not 30 years old I guess haha

    Good luck
 
 
 
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