brunette trixie: I hope you feel better soon and can attend your friends wedding!
Bubbydoll: My parents let each of us live at home for several years while we were working so we could save money to put towards a home. We paid a % of our income for rent and food, still helped with chores around the house, bought our own clothes and such and had to save 1/2 of our cheques each month. It was one of the smartest things they did. None of us were ever in debt, knew we had to have money in order to buy anything major, or take a vacation (never put on a credit card), and my parents invested the money we paid them for rent all those years. Then, once we had moved out and were still saving like we did at home, we were all able to get a downpayment down on a home. We learned to live below our means, so we never got into financial trouble. I don't think it matters whether you come from money or not. It matters how responsible you are with your money.
My little bad news is that I've gotten a case of hives. Swollen, itchy, red hives! I spoke to the nurse at Dr. Bernsteins and we think I'm very allergic to possibly the vitamins or lidocane in the combination shot I've been getting because I have fibromyalgia and CFS. So we're trying just the B6-B12 shots now. I haven't had anything new surface all day! Hopefully, the rest will just heal up in time. Meanwhile, I'm taking benedryl, and spraying the benedryl itch relief stuff on several times a day.