Advantages of Living With Families

More and more Malaysians are facing difficulties during the pandemic period and staying home in the long run. Some of them live alone and experience financial difficulties due to affected sources of income. People in Kuala Selangor especially have faced difficulties. 

It is not an awkward thing to seek help from family members by staying with them because they are your flesh and blood. Here are some things you can save if you live with parents or family members.

Save on Residential Rental

A traditional Malay house found on the banks of the Melaka River in Kampung Morten.

Rental payments are among the biggest expenses you can save when living with family by sharing rental payments. Although living with family is a relatively foreign thing in western countries but in the East, it is a normal thing for adult children to live with family.

Settling on your own requires a large cost especially when just starting work.

The savings that can be made while living with family are huge, especially if you are struggling with the effects of a pandemic. When you move to live with them, you may be sacrificing personal space for yourself but it is able to help to save more money for the future.

Save on Food and Drinks

If you have lived alone before, you may need to cook or order food. To cook, you have to go out to buy cooking ingredients while ordering food, you have to bear the relatively high shipping cost.

By staying with your family, you can save cost and time to prepare food. The cost of food items can also be shared with the family and the time and energy to prepare food can be divided either cooking together or taking turns to cook. If you choose to order food, you can share it with each other.

There are also other costs that can be shared such as cooking utensils and plates for meals. Only use what is already available in the family home.

On top of that, you can spend time with the family by eating together. Parents are getting older and it is better to spend time with them.

There are also other costs that can be shared such as cooking utensils and plates for meals. Only use what is already available in the family home.

On top of that, you can spend time with the family by eating together. Parents are getting older and it is better to spend time with them.

Save on the Liking of the Internet

In today’s world, the internet has become a necessity to everyone. Especially during a pandemic, it is encouraged to work from home and connect virtually. With the constraint of doing outdoor activities, your activities now shift to watching television, videos on Youtube or playing video games.

Paying for internet service for yourself is expensive – RM100 to RM300 a month depending on the speed of the internet. You also need a modem and a relatively expensive Wifi router.

If you move to live with the family, the cost of the internet bill can be shared with the family. An internet bill that costs RM200 may only cost you RM40, and leave more room for you to spend on other necessities.

However, there are disadvantages when the internet line is also used by other family members. However, this should not interfere with your work as most internet companies provide at least internet with a speed of 50mbps.