While I don’t have college aged kids yet, I do have parents. Since none of their kids came to live with them following our college graduations, I talked to them about what they would recommend to other parents to keep kids from returning to the nest after college.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s no shame in having your kid return home after college, but most parents don’t anticipate that will be “the plan” for your child’s life after graduation. Often times for the college graduate it’s financially super smart for them to cut costs by living with their parents, buuuuttt there are many ways for recent graduates to afford to live on their own.
It’s no doubt that being fresh out of college can be a tough time, especially if your child is still looking for a secure job while trying to pay off student loans and while trying to make ends meet. You can help guide them in the right direction with these easy tips so you don’t end up hurting financially to your child’s benefit.