THIS IS SERIOUS. Being in your 20s is all well and fun, but what no one tells you is that you better have your stuff together or you'll be living with your parents, no end in site because you couldn't afford to go away to college. We have been called the Clipped Wing Generation, the Boomerang Kids and the Millennial Monsters. But why is that? Why can't these record number of working young adults afford to live on their own (or at least with a roommate)? It definitely couldn't be the collapsing economy or the rising cost of living or that minimum wage is $8.15/hr (in Michigan) or the fact that if you want to make enough money to be self sufficient you better have a degree, which means you better have money for college which means if your parents aren't helping you; you'll have to basically sell your soul to student loans. RIGHT? We are two women apart of the 23% of working young adults still living at home. Our mission is, with the help of your donations, to leave that 23% forever. Now, don't think we're waving a cup around while sitting on our butts. We both work part-time minimum wage jobs, although part-time still means 38+hours each week with absolutely no benefits. A barista and a cake decorator at a local grocery store have tried saving our money for 18 months, though we still see no end in site to our codependence. We are asking for $2500 worth of help from people who can understand and sympathize with our situation. That breaks down to $1,200 for first and last months rent, $600 security deposit and $700 for essentials such as furniture, groceries and utility bills. We are good, honest people, not to mention best friends, just trying to start their lives. Thank you for your time and thank you to everyone who will help us.