Got into a big fight with my dad last night. It's getting to the point where I may have to live out on my own soon - which means finding a roommate or something. I have no idea about anything involving living on my own. Bills, money, etc. My dad has warned me about what will happen on my own. Being diet-conscious and avoiding cheap food everyone seems to go for, I don't want to be the ramen, hot dog, mac & cheese, and fast food guy.
My second concern is health insurance. Since I have Tricare, I'm covered under his plan since he's military. However, it expires in several months unless I can reapply - a process he said took a painful 5 months to do. Also, if I move out, Tricare will drop me completely. Dad is very anti-Obamacare. I have no idea how it works, but it sounds like one gigantic screwjob against the US population.
I work at Kroger, but part-time with currently meager hours and minimum wage. What do I need to start with before becoming independent? And how much money should I save every week?