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Old 04-25-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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I plan on taking about $2,000 with me and having a job lined up waiting for me to start within a week of the move. How tight would living on $11-12 and hour be down there? I imagine I'll qualify for food stamps but would rather pay my way. I also bought a new car a few month back and have to factor in $270 every month for insurance and payment.
From other threads I've seen here, it is not easy to get public assistance in FL. I would advise you not to make that part of your plan.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:50 PM
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From other threads I've seen here, it is not easy to get public assistance in FL. I would advise you not to make that part of your plan.
Yeah not just that, but I would advise the OP to scratch his plan altogether. It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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I imagine I'll qualify for food stamps.
Food stamps? Really? Honestly, with all due respect we don't want you in Florida. Why don't you stay where you are?
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:09 PM
 
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I plan on taking about $2,000 with me and having a job lined up waiting for me to start within a week of the move. How tight would living on $11-12 and hour be down there? I imagine I'll qualify for food stamps but would rather pay my way. I also bought a new car a few month back and have to factor in $270 every month for insurance and payment.
Don't you find it just a bit odd that you are so casual about getting food stamps but still have a new car you must make payments on? Stay where you are, you have neither the character nor resources to be a stranger in a strange land.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:44 AM
 
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I plan on taking about $2,000 with me and having a job lined up waiting for me to start within a week of the move. How tight would living on $11-12 and hour be down there? I imagine I'll qualify for food stamps but would rather pay my way. I also bought a new car a few month back and have to factor in $270 every month for insurance and payment.
$2000 isn't nearly enough to move anywhere without a job already lined up, and one week is no where near enough time to secure a job in a new city. It can take 2-3 weeks to get an actual interview which is why a few months minimum of living expenses is required. Save up and get to $5000 before making any rash decisions. It can be done, it just will take a bit more time. I would stay focused on SC where it's going to be much easier to get a foothold in terms of a decent paying job versus cost of living. Perhaps take a long weekend and drive down to look around around/get a feel for Columbia will provide you incentive or help determine it's not for you. Plan, investigate and take your time. You're young and have plenty of time to go through the process without doing something quick/unplanned that will leave you in a inescapable situation at worst or financial ruin at best.
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