New Year, Same Frustration...
My Ss is 23 and just signed a new lease on an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated college last year and has a job in his field, even though it is an entry level position. This is all great!! I am happy for him.
However, I've complained here before that we are still paying for his car insurance, even though he hasn't even lived in our state since he graduated college last year, we still own the car and he was using our address. With this new apartment, he wants to actually get his driver's lic in the state he is living and then he needs to have his own car insurance.
Finally, Dh got on the same page as me and gave Ss an April 2019 deadline to have his own car insurance lined up. He told Ss to start looking around for insurance quotes. It is going to be $$$ since he is a 23yr old male with a sketchy driving record and didn't take car insurance into account when moving to the neighborhood that they chose in the city. It will be way more than our address in a small town.
Well, Dh texted Ss yesterday to find out if he has started getting quotes on car insurance. Radio silence ensued!! Dh asked because Ss has just made a $1500 withdrawal from his savings account to go on a European trip this year with his girlfriend. Who, just happened to quit her job right before Christmas so she could do some traveling. I'm guessing that that is only half of the trip cost but I'm not sure.
To top that all off, I decided to save up for a new iphone and since Ss is still using my old iphone 6, I thought I would offer him my iphone 7 and then trade in the 6. Well, he immediately said "SURE, I'll take your iphone 7 since I just shattered the iphone 6". Great!! Now I'm stuck with no trade in at all. I should have just kept my mouth shut and just traded in my phone. Grrrr
I guess since Ss has never had to buy his own phone and we are still footing the monthly bill, he is still careless with his phone.
I gave up the battle of the phone bill and am just focusing on the car insurance.
It just frustrates me that he thinks he can afford to go on this European trip and doesn't worry that he won't be able to afford his car insurance!!!