I'll be brief. My parents haven't paid for anything, not even a single music CD for me since I was around 14. They do pay the insurance for my car and my tuition for college, but everything else is up to me. I founded my web development company a number of years back, and have since grown it to be very successful for my age and the length of time it's been operational. I'm planning on continuing the growth of the company until I graduate, when I will hopefully step foot out into it as a full time career. All the stuff I do with my car, is all money I've earned (after savings and party money and normal stuff obviously).