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Old 06-28-2008, 01:29 AM
 
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I'm wondering if there are any of you out there who would like to move to another place, another job, another life but find yourself unable or unwilling to due to all the problems going on these days - housing market debacle, price of gas, the war, etc etc etc.

As for me, I've really been thinking I have to hunker down and ride this out, no matter how much it hurts going through it. Are you staying put? Thoughts?
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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If I were looking to move, none of that would stop me. A situation came up recently where we would have moved far, far away. We declined for other reasons, not because of the current economic climate.
The gas prices are keeping us a bit more grounded on the weekends, though.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I haven't changed any of the things that I have planned for the next few years. My job is quite stable so I see no reason to change anything. The high price of gas would impact me the most, but it's not something I'm worried about now.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I would love nothing more than to move to the West Coast. However, the cost of living is way too high out there and I'd never survive without a huge income.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Actually we are in the process of a relo for my husbands job. Ga to Va.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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No matter where I moved, I would live close to my job. Moving to that McMansion in Vista Hills Gated Subdivision 40 miles from your job is not a good investment right now. In fact, buying homes in general isn't a good idea right now. Not just because of the housing market, but because of job security.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I'm wondering if there are any of you out there who would like to move to another place, another job, another life but find yourself unable or unwilling to due to all the problems going on these days - housing market debacle, price of gas, the war, etc etc etc.

As for me, I've really been thinking I have to hunker down and ride this out, no matter how much it hurts going through it. Are you staying put? Thoughts?
The only reason why I'm staying put right now is because I don't have enough money saved up to move... and the only reason that is is because I used all my savings this year to get out of debt.. but hey, I'm debt free now.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Well, the current recession and housing market doesn't effect my decision not to move yet. It's simply a lack of money. Relocation is very expensive.

I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and moved to Atlanta when I was 18, back in 1984. I'm pretty burned out with Atlanta now and actually wouldn't mind moving back "home" to West Virginia (Charleston or Huntington), but have been putting it off until I have enough money saved up to comfortably do it. I've known a lot of people who have relocated and in every case they have told me about all the little extra expenses that come up along the way - it's ALWAYS much more expensive than you ever predict it will be.

So, economy as it is now or not, I'm staying put until I'm prepared.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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The economy situation didn't affect me too much, since I HAVE to move for grad school anyway.

But it can have an affect on some people. For those people, feeling stuck may not be an enjoyable feeling, but it actually may be for the better in the long run. Society today troubles me...the second someone is unhappy, they pick up and move expecting happiness to fall into their laps somewhere else. But it doesn't work that way. Those people are still unhappy after they move, so they do it again and again.

I think people should learn to be happy where they are before they try to move. Because, let me tell you, a new location does not have the ability to instantly make a person happy. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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The economy situation didn't affect me too much, since I HAVE to move for grad school anyway.

But it can have an affect on some people. For those people, feeling stuck may not be an enjoyable feeling, but it actually may be for the better in the long run. Society today troubles me...the second someone is unhappy, they pick up and move expecting happiness to fall into their laps somewhere else. But it doesn't work that way. Those people are still unhappy after they move, so they do it again and again.

I think people should learn to be happy where they are before they try to move. Because, let me tell you, a new location does not have the ability to instantly make a person happy. Just my two cents.

This is what I call an awesome post! Makes so much sense!


As far as not moving due to the economy. Well, I kinda want to move but I don't mind it here. I think it's more about being able to get out and see the world. etc. I'm staying put because of the economy. The job I work does have facilities across the U.S, which is nice if I could afford to move.
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