I was looking for my favorite pair of jeans this morning, when I remembered that I had sent them away to be cleaned. I wanted to wear them today for Casual Friday, so I went and picked them up, along with a good number of shirts that I had ironed and/or starched. But I didn't pick them up at the cleaners. I picked them up from my mom's. Now, I'm 28 years old. I have a mortgage, truck note, a shit-ton of bills that I pay myself, and for all intents and purposes can be considered an independent adult. But here's the thing- 1) my mom LOVES to be able to think that she still takes care of me, at least a little, and 2) taking shit to the cleaners in friggin' EXPENSIVE. So with this arrangement, I get to kill two birds with one stone- I make my mom happy, and I save money. Win Win! And its not like my mom is just putting on a front to not hurt my feelings- she actually asked The Wife after we were married if she could keep washing and ironing my nice clothes, that she loved doing it but she didn't want to impose on The Wife's territory. Of course, The Wife thought this was awesome, as it made her job 10 times easier. So even though I'm pretty much 99% self sufficient, I still have that pesky 1% that says I still have my mommy wash my 'undies. Focus: Are you completely independent from outside support- parents, relatives, government assistance, whatever? What forms of assistance do you accept? Spousal support doesn't count- I'm talking strictly from outside of your home.