I’m planning on moving out. How do I go about this? I need some advice?

I’m 18 and I am in college. I’m currently looking for a job, working part time. I plan on moving in the next year or 2. I wish it could be sooner, but I don’t have any money saved up. During the summer, I’d obviously work more hours.

The hardest part is breaking it to my parents. I’m thinking of just giving them $ 500 (when I have it) for my car, to pay it back. That’s the least I could do. If they want to keep my car, I could always look for another. They’re just way too controlling and overprotective. I understand that they care about me, but I need to breathe. I’m tired of living here. I know moving out will not be cheap, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. Plus, my college tuition isn’t that expensive, so that’ll make things a tad bit easier. I also plan on splitting the rent with a friend.

I just need some advice. Is 1-2 years enough time to save up money for rent, car insurance, utilities, etc? How much should I have saved up, at the most? More than 10,000? How do I tell them this without them freaking out? If you’ve ever moved at 18 or 19, how was it like for you? How did you handle it?
Oh and the average rent where I live is around $ 800. If I split the rent, I’d be paying around $ 400.
Oh and the average rent where I live is around $ 800. If I split the rent, I’d be paying around $ 400.
Actually…the average rent is $ 900.

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