Whenever I turn up at my dad's office (a few times a year, as we work in the same city), I look young enough for people to think I'm in college, and people often ask my dad if I'm the daughter that's in college. His response is always, "No, this is the employed daughter!" And that's usually accompanied by a look of glee.
I did live at home for awhile, and while I think that helped me start my job on the right foot, I had plenty of incentives to get out (waking up at 5 am every day wasn't my cup of tea, for one thing) and I really like the fact that I'm financially independent right now. Earlier this year, I planned and paid for a two week trip to Peru by myself, and that was a proud moment for me (especially since I don't speak Spanish)-- it's just really nice to be able to do things for myself without help!