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Old 07-10-2007, 03:03 AM
 
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Hi, currently my salary is $19000 a year, not much to live on. But in my relocation efforts I have found that if I transfer I will have to lose some of that salary because the locations have a lower cost of living. Well, yes that is why I am choosing these places because I can live there on these wages, but at the same time I will lose them? hhhhmmm, trade off? So my question to you guys is, should I choose a different area of KY? Like a bigger population as is Louisville? Covington? where it will still be somewhat cheap and I could still make it on lets say $18000 a year? Am I choosing the wrong places, like the smaller areas in KY, and TN that are more desirable because they are cheaper? Its all relative, but its not like I make alot of money to begin with..........
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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First of all, if you are just assuming that you can transfer your career to a new abode, then am I to assume that you will need either hi-speed internet or some other form of communication service?
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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It used to be pretty easy to live on THAT in the smaller towns. But it's getting very difficult. Rent used to be somewhere around 350 for a house and apartment but now it's more like 550. And gas has gone up and still rising which means heating and cooling is ridiculous. So, if you are making 18000 I would say go back to college and use the money as a supplement to help you make a living and then when you graduate get a better job that will support you. Thats what we are doing now, except we are leaving Kentucky because it's not as great as the brochures say.
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