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Old 09-21-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'd save another $20K, buy a $25K home in the rust belt, live off the other $15K until I found a menial job, and enjoy the time I had when I wasn't working the menial job.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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If you had 20k in the bank, basically no debt, a beat up car but will do the job, where would you go off to?
Vegas
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Vegas
Yep!

I'd turn that $20,000 into $50,000.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Yep!

I'd turn that $20,000 into $50,000.
Yes, that happens for everyone in Vegas...
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Yep!

I'd turn that $20,000 into $50,000.
Worth a shot rather than moving to Nebraska or Iowa. Not that there is anything wrong with Nebraska or Iowa.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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David - ya because saving 20k is easy when the topic clearly says no job.. good luck with that one fantasy world

Grapico - ya basically. Office is closing, lease is about to run out, I could stay where I'm at or I could pack it up and go anywhere I want with enough money to stay afloat until I find a new job in a year or two. Hopefully less than a year but who knows in this economy.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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This hypothetical person should do what I'm doing:

1) Pick a beautiful tourist town where affordable housing exists.

2) Out of your savings money, buy a certain kind of food cart for a product that requires minimal investments, and pay for the appropriate town license. My initial outlay for my cart and supplies so far has been just under $6,000.

3) Spend your days in a gorgeous place, hanging out in a good location and selling your food cart product until it's gone. Then go home and properly clean your cart and prep for the next day - and spend the rest of the day doing whatever you want!

No, I won't tell you where I'm doing this - except to share with you that it's on a well travelled bike path.

You wouldn't have to have the cart outlay if you have busking skills - a fiddler/drummer/singer/quick portraitist/dancer could make a killing in my new location! There's a captive audience with a demand for fun stuff to do when they take breaks from biking.

And the plus for me is that a nearby restaurant owner says that I can work there for her for additional $ if I want.

The key is probably finding a beautiful tourist town "where affordable housing exists". You can find places, though - it took me a solid 10 months to research and pick a location.

There's all kinds of fun opportunities if you're at a place in your life where you don't need a huge income.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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OP, I'm so bummed about my mobile home and a dog. I grew attached to that little dream.

Well, then, we need more info. What kind of job will you need? What kind of place would you LIKE to live - as in snow, no snow, humid, not humid. City, small town...

Then we can help you narrow it down.

Still, if you buy some type of cheap RV, you can live anywhere you can pay the monthly space fee, which is cheaper than renting an apt. Maybe the dream isn't dead afterall ...
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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NoMore - RVs arent cheap by any stretch and dont hold up well in the cold at all. I've looked into them before.

As far as the rest - Im pretty open to anything thats why I gave some general criteria and just want to hear where some of you would go.
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