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Old 04-05-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Ah yes I would move but I would rent an apartment and come home on weekends and holiday's. With that kind of income your family could stay where they are happiest. Why would you build a house there???
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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I would move to a crappy city for just 100K a year at this point
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I would move to a crappy city for just 100K a year at this point

No need to move, there are parts of Atlanta you can move to, and still have the crappy city feel.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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Absolutely! And the family would just have to accept reality. The kids go where the parents tell them to go. They are not in charge. I would be saving every penny so I could retire in 4/5 years when that freshman graduated. Then I could live anywhere I wanted and never HAVE to work again. And the kids college/whatever would be funded as well.

You are not the first or the last person to have to live someplace they hated for a job. It's part of life, you do what you have to do to make a living. And you don't always get everything you want. It's a valuable lesson for your family to learn too. You have to make sacrifices to be successful.

I was never in anything even close to your income bracket. But I had to take a job in Minnesota for almost 15 years. Most dismal place ever. Winter, REAL WINTER, for more than half the year, and tornadoes as soon as the snow melted. And bugs like you wouldn't believe. We all hated that place with a passion. But the job paid more than twice as much as my old job. Because I took that job I was able to retire young and for the first time in my life, actually choose where I lived. It was worth it!

And don't forget, your income let's your family enjoy a lot benefits way beyond what most people get. They need to be thankful for what they have. Not complaining about where they have to live to get it! I'm betting not a one of them has ever had to deliver papers or flip burgers for spending money. And maybe they should...it would give them a whole bunch of new perspective on their privileged life.

I have lived in a few 'armpits' over the years. Places my job took me and before that places my father's job took the family. I survived and each of those moves let me experience something different. There is some redeeming quality to every place on the planet. You just have to look harder in some places than others.
I agree 1000%......
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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No need to move, there are parts of Atlanta you can move to, and still have the crappy city feel.
I wouldn't need to move though. I'd gladly just commute or live somewhere else. I'm talking Oildale crappy.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Does your family have to move? Would it work for you to come home on weekends?
Heck, if you made that much money you earn could your pilot's license, buy a private plane and fly home every night (depending on the distance).

Sheesh!

What a crazy problem when so many people are absolutely delighted to be able to get a job that pays above minimum wage.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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whats the difference between $300,000 and $1,500,000 (how many lamborghinis can you drive at the same time) ?

if $300,000 is not enough to cover your living expenses then i guess you have no choice but to accept the higher paying job.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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First if you're making $1.5 million, I'd think you would know that it is "large sum of money" not "some of money."

Second why would you post the question on CD? Wouldn't you have lawyers, accountants, and financial planners up the ying yang to help you sort things out?
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