You're in your early 20's and living at home due to unemployment. Now you have got a job secured you have 2 options 1) Move out and rent somewhere to live with your partner. 2) Stay at home until you have saved up a deposit for a house. <u>What would you do?</u> I am keen to do option 1 because I have only been back at home for 1 year and really miss my independence and having my own place. However some friends and family think it is silly to 'throw money away renting' and think staying at home to save money for a deposit on a house is a more sensible option. However nowadays you need between a 10 and 20% deposit (if not more) and that is without all the additional fees on top, alongside having money for furniture, decorating etc etc. I imagine it would take about 3 years to save this much money and I really do not want to be 27 and still living at home!