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Old 01-07-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Is it possible? I want to move to Connecticut, from NC. Being a liberal minority, NC is to conservative for my tastes. Any advice on how to move?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Is it possible? I want to move to Connecticut, from NC. Being a liberal minority, NC is to conservative for my tastes. Any advice on how to move?
450 wont get you much in Connecticut, and it's not all that liberal despite its Blue history, as it is basically where a lot of rich white people live. You're more likely to find a good situation with that LOW monthly funding somewhere like Madison, Wisconsin or Eugene, Oregon. I'd say that you go on Craigslist and see if you can find a roommate before you move up there. That way you can cut down on the cost of rent. 450 is very low though, that's only $15 a day, and that will not cover a whole lot.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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Well, actually I get social security benefits so my budget when I move out on my own would be more like 630 a month. I love Connecticut because of the lifestyle. It's preppy and I go for the prep thing kind of.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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You're more likely to find a good situation with that LOW monthly funding somewhere like Madison, Wisconsin or Eugene, Oregon.
Eugene is very liberal, but definitely not inexpensive! Having grown up in Connecticut, I can tell you that, for the most part, it's a fairly conservative place, and probably not what you're looking for.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Is it possible? I want to move to Connecticut, from NC. Being a liberal minority, NC is to conservative for my tastes. Any advice on how to move?
Well, I think what you need to do is write down your budget for rent, utilities, phone, etc.. and figure exactly how much you can spend on what. And then go look on craigslist to see how much apartments cost.

Have you been to CT before? Do you know anybody there? Have you looked into what sort of job you want to get?
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I've lived in the Northeast my entire life and the rents here are much greater than $450 a month! Heck an apartment on a drug dealing street can still be $800 or more!

If you are currently in NC, are you aware of the cost of living in the Northeast? Your utilities alone will be MUCH higher. Food and fuel cost significantly more. I know from experience as I go to NC for 2 weeks every year.

If you own a car, your insurance will be higher as well. Gas costs on average about 30 cents more a gallon here in my area of NY than in Winston-Salem. Many times it's more than that as well.

God help you if you're a smoker! Taxes here can kill a person. Property,
sales, and income taxes are rather high here.

Don't forget our lovely weather!

Before moving ANYWHERE, check the area out and do NOT EVER move to an apartment/house/trailer/ shack/box/whatever without seeing it in person YOURSELF. You'll be the next contestant on People's Court!
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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You might could manage if you just rented a room from someone if you have amply moving money and any deposit needed. Other than that, I would imagine Connecticut is a great deal more expensive than North Carolina.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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if you are only making $450 a month stay where your at. $630 a month won't give you the ability to live anywhere in the country by yourself without public assistance. having another mouth to feed is the last thing this u.s. taxpayers need right now.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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I live in CT and have my whole life and can tell you that you will find NOTHING in Ct for 450 a month.

The lowest rents i've seen are around 500 a month but those are in VERY UNSAFE areas.
If you are looking for a decently safe area you need to expect to pay at least 700 for a 1 bedroom apartment. We also have car tax here which other states do not that you pay yearly on any vehicles you have. Property taxes are also very high among other states.

To me it does not sound like you would be able to move to CT.

I'd wait until you have more income
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Start cutting your expenses. 450 is small town rent. IF you want to go to a city you are going to have to pay at least 500$ a month. Just click around on apartment ratings.com to see what rents are going for in that market area.

Just spending 100$ more on rent no matter where it is can make a difference between a cozy nice apt or a craphole in my experience.

I did see a lot of costs close to that in Portland. Which is liberal.
Sell all your stuff and go minimalistic. If it doesn't fit in one suitcase. You don't need it.
Buy a plan ticket on southwest (they have cheap-o specials a lot)
Buy furni when you get out there.

If you are moving for a job some of the cost can be recovered in your taxes I think. Not sure..But worth looking into.
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