Would you do it?
Background: I have been with my significant other for 2.5 years, and we have lived together nearly that entire time. Right now, we live comfortably in a one bedroom apartment alone. We can't save a lot of money each month, but we do still manage to put some away. We don't live in debt and everything is paid on time. We don't have to "scrape by". Now, an opportunity has presented itself to move into my parents home. They have a house that is a little ways away from where we live now and it is split into two sides. My sister and her boyfriend currently live in one side and they have plans to move out soon. This means that we could live on that side of the house (with our own kitchen, our own bathroom etc) and RENT FREE. Since we live just outside of Boston, that means we would be saving close to $12,000 a year in rent alone. However, we would lose our independence in some ways and the commute to school/work would be a bit more difficult. Obviously, this gives us the chance to save a TON of money. We're talking enough in a couple of years to put down on a house. So, what would you do? Would you jump on the opportunity?