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Woman with full-time job says she's moved back in with her parents

Emma Guinness

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Woman with full-time job says she's moved back in with her parents

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It's no secret that the cost of living crisis is forcing people to take some pretty drastic measures in order to survive.

Whether that's by moving cities to somewhere cheaper, getting a second job, or as this woman has done, moving back in with your parents.

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Zoe Zerenda, 25, has been dubbed a 'boomerang kid' after moving back into her childhood bedroom in Connecticut - three years after getting her degree.

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She explained that she now regrets the turquoise bedroom colour she picked when she was still a teenager.

"It's this god awful blue," she said recently when speaking to Morning in America. "That I decided to paint it when I was 13, 14 years old. This pink carpet has been here since [my parents] moved in when I was in my mum's stomach."

Zoe explained that despite having a full-time job, she is unable to be financially independent and instead is now working remotely from her parents' home.

Zoe is not a fan of the decor in her childhood bedroom. Credit: NewsNation
Zoe is not a fan of the decor in her childhood bedroom. Credit: NewsNation
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She revealed that she is crippled by debt from her student loans and makes less than £55,000 a year working for a pharmaceutical company.

"They say you're supposed to be able to make three times your rent to afford it," Zoe said. "I don't make three times.

"Most of the people I graduated with live at home with their parents. And a lot of them also work full time."

Robert Farrington of the College Investor, however, said there were some big advantages to Zoe's situation - she is able to save a lot more money.

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Zoe can't afford rent despite having a full time job. Credit: NewsNation
Zoe can't afford rent despite having a full time job. Credit: NewsNation

"If you do that when you're 24, 25, 26, it can really springboard you into other future goals," he said.

"Whether that's home ownership or different things that might have been challenging for you if you had not done that."

Zoe's parents said that they understand it's a 'different world' and 'don't blame her' for moving back home as a working adult.

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Her dad said: "When I got out of college, I got a car, a job and an apartment and it bothers me now that it's difficult for our children to be able to do that."

Zoe's parents said she can stay as long as she likes. Credit: NewsNation
Zoe's parents said she can stay as long as she likes. Credit: NewsNation

While Zoe's parents said that she can stay with them as long as she wants to, she is hoping to be independent again within a year.

"Everyone I know lives with someone or at home," Zoe said of life right now.

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"And it's weird that it's the norm but it's also a very comforting thing to know that I have a family to come home to."

Do you know any adults who've been forced to move back in with their parents?

Topics: Real Life, Money

Emma Guinness
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