Hey, you—yeah, you reading this—are you over 22? If so, are you financially independent yet? Meaning, you pay for yourself, all the way...?
If not, did you know that most Americans, at least, think you should be by the age of 22? In reality, though, only 24% are at that age.
Now, we know that financial independence is a little different in the Middle East, given it's common for most people to live with their parents until they get married, meaning rent and basic household expenses are covered. Traditionally, though, people don’t tend to kick up a societal fuss when men move out of their parents’ households and take on financial responsibilities even before they get married. In today’s modern times, though, women have also started to move out of their parents’ houses when they go to university or start working.
There’s no legally-binding answer as to when you should look to be financially independent out in the Middle East. But, if you’re considering it, here are three things you could keep in mind to be financially independent:
Good luck on your journey to becoming a fully-sustainable person. We’re here to support you when you need it!