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Old 04-12-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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If you were in my shoes (recently divorced, thirty something, Caucasian male, health care professional with no savings and approximately $250,000 in educational debt) and you had the following options: a) moving to Anchorage, AK for a job that pays $1,000,000/yr or b) moving to Atlanta, GA for a position that pays $450,000/yr. Which option would you choose and why? (also, assume that you don't have any family in either area)
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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If you were in my shoes (recently divorced, thirty something, Caucasian male, health care professional with no savings and approximately $250,000 in educational debt) and you had the following options: a) moving to Anchorage, AK for a job that pays $1,000,000/yr or b) moving to Atlanta, GA for a position that pays $450,000/yr. Which option would you choose and why? (also, assume that you don't have any family in either area)
I'm sorry, but the criteria is just too odd..
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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To be honest, I would move to Anchorage just for the hell of it. One million dollars a year and you get to experience one of the most unique states in America. I would look of it as a unique experience in life or some sort of "testing ground"? Of course, this might be a personal decision. Also, I'm pretty sure most people would just say Atlanta.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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Move to AK for like a few years and save up, then try to move to one of the cities in the lower 48. In 3 years, you'll have made 3 million in AK vs 1.35 million in Atlanta.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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1 million or 450,000? That's a pretty easy decision.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:37 PM
 
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Go to Alaska and get rich, then buy a mansion in Buckhead.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm sorry, but the criteria is just too odd..
No it isn't. It sounds like he's a surgeon... And lord knows they're in high demand in Alaska.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:14 PM
 
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Anchorage for sure, not just for the money either. Alaska is such a pretty place.

In Atlanta, you can't just sit in your backyard and see moose like you do in Alaska.

That's just my opinion though. I'd choose nature, campfires, fishing and the Northern Lights over museums, concrete, and shopping centers. (Not saying AK doesn't have those, just not nearly as many as GA.)
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