It will probably be a rough few years. Starting salaries for the jobs I want are not high. I mean, I already budget, but it's different when you're on your own of course. It really isn't that bad, paying your own bills. I mean look at me, I pay all my bills on time, and still have enough left over to blow way too much money on a bottle of wine every paycheck. It's really about choices. Do you want high speed internet or do you want regular internet and an extra twenty bucks to go drinking with? Do you want to shop at Trader Joe's or does Safeway work out better for you? Besides, there is nothing better than knowing that it's do or die, and that you are relying on yourself now. Then again, talk to me in May when my student loans kick in. Could be worse. I hear Kyle's starting salary was $0.00. Now I'm looking forward to the Big Timer treatment at his first restaurant. True. But now I make $8.50 an hour. I'm already a big timer!