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Old 08-16-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Not a surprise coming from you. It's still very much true though. Stop being so triggered.
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here’s the median net worth of U.S. families based on the age of the head of household:

Age 35 or younger: $11,100
Age 35-44: $59,800
Age 45-54: $124,200
Age 55-64: $187,300
Age 65-74: $224,100
Age 75 or older: $264,800
or for the full report from the Federal Reserve see https://www.federalreserve.gov/publi...iles/scf17.pdf
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:38 AM
 
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My wife's nephew and his girlfriend came out here without doing any research and without having any financial cushion. They had it in their heads that all that they had to do was show up and casinos would be lining up to immediately hand them high paying jobs. After about three weeks they returned to where they came from, the elusive casino jobs still eluding them.
Just curious did they have casino experience in the past? Or are regulars of a casino. What type of casino jobs are easier to land for those getting one's feet wet? Interesting its so difficult to land a job of any type these days despite the low unemployment rate.

I believe that the OP might be a no-win situation anyways as some people probably could not afford anything where they are living now and is on the brink of having to stay in shelters/vehicles and probably think Las Vegas is the closest place he could find or think of that has a larger job market, though most importantly cheaper places to live or at least stay momentarily. Even though I am not a gambling fanatic, I too would probably look toward southern Nevada as an option as well if I was in his situation as coming to realize it there are hardly anywhere else in the country where I can find a hotel room furnished with beds, cable tv/internet, bathroom, a/c, parking/porters, and daily housekeeping for as little as $20 or less(before taxes and fees but still cheap) which is less than what it costs to rent an apartment in most places or even sleeping in a hostel-style bed dorm in LA. Though I believe Casino hotels outside Las Vegas maybe even cheaper as I stayed at a $15 Clearwater hotel in Laughlin earlier this year. I also noticed that many snowbirds stay there, which is cheaper than an RV park. However, I believe there would have fewer opportunities nearby as most businesses are centered in Las Vegas. Maybe I am wrong though as Bullhead, AZ across the river might contain more. While another choice is south of the border where its possible to find just as cheap places but it would be impossible to find a job(need sponsor and proper visas difficult to get) and commuting the border is ridiculous and job markets just north of the border are often pretty competitive with many border commuters thinking the same thing. Not to mention that 2 hour border crossing wait daily. Though for those heading to Las Vegas I believe the biggest challenge is to avoid the temptation of burning through the rest of your bank account as there are just too much temptation and ways to spend.

Though I do notice in my stays in Las Vegas half of the population seem rude, condescending, and unhappy including those who work face to face with people including city workers/personnel, bus drivers, taxis, valets, hospitality industry, etc. Sometimes even when compared with their counterparts in Los Angeles but more or less. Don't expect them to be friendly polite and helpful as you normally expect with the service industry one is used to. Some are pretty good/nice to be fair but others I encountered are downright nasty. And they may play games should one wants to ask them a question and make you go around in circles for hours. I guess gaming can poison the mind and soul and cause mood swings depending on one's luck the night before. Since a significant of the population is on the same boat there is no use replacing workers due to inconsiderate attitude towards paying patrons. Ironically I find the most friendly polite service personnel in Las Vegas to be in Chinatown, which is generally the opposite my experience elsewhere. Based on my experience coming to Vegas and the people, I believe Las Vegas might not be a helpful place to find any type of help in life, whether its finding a job, a home, etc. I could be wrong though as people might have different experiences. Though in my experience all the people I know who moved there didn't enjoy living there at all and I totally understand the struggles of just being there.

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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or for the full report from the Federal Reserve see https://www.federalreserve.gov/publi...iles/scf17.pdf
I don't find those numbers to be impressive, especially since it is a median net worth. The boomers had essentially free education, free health care, a very low cost of living and an unchecked economy. Everyone in that metric that owns their own home likely accounts for the large part of that number, which is sad since they had an AMAZING stock market during their prime earning years.

Furthermore, I read through the link but I'd be more interested in seeing the breakdown by region or state even because I think the major metro areas that saw insane home appreciation over the last 30 years dominates from that median point up and, again, knowing how much appreciation happened in places like California, New York, Chicago and the like and that still being the median point, I'm not impressed at those numbers.

May just be me, but I feel like those upper age ranges should be several steps out even more than lower age groups. Sounds like a lot of those folks wasted a prime economic landscape.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Back to the OP, if you do go through with this, here is a recommendation for you.

Get a Planet Fitness membership and get the $20/month version. For $20 a month, you can get out of the weather and exercise which will help with your mood and fitness as well as keep in you a temperature controlled environment. Secondly, they have showers so you can always make sure you get a hot shower. Third, the $20/mo membership gets you access to their massage chairs which will be a godsend after sleeping in a car. Fourth, once a month on certain days they have free breakfast (bagels and what not) and dinner (pizza) so you'll be able to get a couple free meals out of it to boot. Last, the $20/mo membership will allow you go to to any PF location in Vegas so you won't be constrained to one side of town lets say if you get a job interview and need to get a quick shower to get ready.

Good luck.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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The OP was a new user who hasn't posted anything in this or any other threads in a while. I'm guessing he's check out of the site.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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I don't find those numbers to be impressive, especially since it is a median net worth.

Nor do I, but the point was that seniors are the wealthiest Americans.


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I'd be more interested in seeing the breakdown by region or state

Follow the link to an interesting report by the Federal Reserve.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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Yes if you have a gym membership such as 24 hour fitness already that has clubs in south Nevada keep it as long as your monthly rates are not too high as it allows you access to pools, jacuzzis, and most importantly shower facilities. Though if you find better rates at a local fitness center preferably without a contract consider going that route.

Other places where showers and full toilet facilities exist is in some BLM land, recreation areas, state parks, campgrounds, public pools, etc as well as travel centers where truck drivers and other drivers stop fuel, eat, and shower and there are some within Las Vegas proper. Though going toward higher elevations nearby is a good idea would be cooler there.

Though in my opinion the OP is being smart looking towards southern Nevada and City data when you know what hits the fan. As i don’t think there is anywhere else in North America where one can find a room for less than $30 altogether with Internet access and all the daily necessities maybe except for a kitchen. One can also save a lot by staying in a room on weekdays and going camping on weekends or heading to Laughlin or other smaller towns where rooms are even cheaper.
Come to think of it where else can anyone find room rates like this:
Four Queens hotel and casino google.com/maps/place/Four+Queens/@36.1697467,-115.1455818,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!3m8!1s0x80c8c39f97006e85:0x85e47 62a067adde4!5m3!1s2019-08-19!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d36.1697424!4d-115.1433931- Google Maps no resort fee
The Yellow Penthouse google.com/maps/place/The+Yellow+Penthouse/@36.2053531,-115.1143672,14z/data=!4m17!1m7!2m6!1shotels!5m4!5m3!1s2019-08-19!4m1!1i2!3m8!1s0x0:0x702e780623075cd2!5m3!1s2019-08-19!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d36.1983564!4d-115.1298469 - Google Maps
Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall - Google Maps google.com/search?q=pioneer+hotel+%26+gambling+hall&rlz=1C1EJ FA_enUS781US781&oq=pioneer+hote&aqs=chrome.1.69i57 j0l3j69i60l2.11911j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8This one in Laughlin
Though the issue with seeking questions on City-Data and the Internet in general is too many people acting macho and posting without understanding the real situation. Thus one would need to only focus on the helpful ones and use their own judgement.

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Old 08-17-2019, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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I don't find those numbers to be impressive, especially since it is a median net worth. The boomers had essentially free education, free health care, a very low cost of living and an unchecked economy. Everyone in that metric that owns their own home likely accounts for the large part of that number, which is sad since they had an AMAZING stock market during their prime earning years.

Furthermore, I read through the link but I'd be more interested in seeing the breakdown by region or state even because I think the major metro areas that saw insane home appreciation over the last 30 years dominates from that median point up and, again, knowing how much appreciation happened in places like California, New York, Chicago and the like and that still being the median point, I'm not impressed at those numbers.

May just be me, but I feel like those upper age ranges should be several steps out even more than lower age groups. Sounds like a lot of those folks wasted a prime economic landscape.
but the net worth with a home would be significantly less when you factor in a mortgage.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Considering your circumstances, I'm curious to know what advantage moving to Las Vegas has over where you currently reside?
I believe that the OP was drawn to Southern Nevada as he lived there before and he probably knows there are not many parts of the world or at least North America where one could find a decent room that includes one/two beds, full bathroom, A/C, internet access, cable TV, electricity, water, pool, jacuzzi, daily housekeeping, and even bell/porter service for barely $20-$30 a day. In fact I don't know another place in the US aside from Southern Nevada that has hotels at this rate. In Los Angeles, just a single bed on a bunk in a crowded dorm costs twice as much and often much more. If anyone knows where its possible anywhere besides southern Nevada? Frankly speaking if I was in the same situation as OP and is currently in Los Angeles or Socal or Arizona and cannot afford a place to stay for next coming month I would probably do the same and drive or bus to Southern Nevada booking myself a $20 a day for a roof over my head until I can find a more permanent place to stay and try to find a job as well meanwhile maybe doing gig work to supplement income. I be curious of the pros and cons others in this forum might want to express?

While it could be very difficult considering the OP may be relying on disability which usually means no more than $1000 allowance a month, and I don't know whether he could still use credit cards. Though at least lodging costs could be kept less than $500 a month with a combination of cheap rooms and "camping" at rest areas/truck travel centers or BLM land, whenever room rates are high but the weather/climate allows. If he is lucky this September could be like September of 2017 when all the very hot days are almost all on week days and weekends are cooler. I believe it's a good idea to keep a fitness membership if it has locations in Las Vegas/southern Nevada if its not too pricy and to keep Costco/Sams membership if they have one for cheap basic necessities and food.

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It's mighty hot here if you're parked in the sun. Could be a risk to your health and safety. Be safe and good luck.
True, its crucial to stay indoors and try to keep the car in a covered parking garage during the day(There are still some free ones left in LV even though its rare when compared to the past) during the day when its not being driven around and not in an open parking lot particularly if you have items you care about inside. The sun and the heat would quickly destroy pretty much anything like lotions, medication, perishable items, you leave inside. A DC powered refrigerated cooler is also good idea.
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I say go for it. Opportunity favors those with the courage to believe in themselves. I have always believed in luck which means taking a chance. See if you can get a tent and a good folding cot. Reading your posts, I think you can do it.
True though just be aware that you will encounter nasty people just like the ones on City Data in Las Vegas more often than you think, but there are good people as well. I agree sometimes finding a job and a place to stay/live these days is like putting the cart before the horse. Not many employers would hire people who are living far away or pay his travel expenses unless he has extraordinary skills that make him really worth hiring or be interviewed. Though in the meantime try not to be tempted to try your luck at the casino as the loss rate is very high chances of getting a jackpot is not too much better than winning a decent amount at a lottery.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Just curious did they have casino experience in the past? Or are regulars of a casino. What type of casino jobs are easier to land for those getting one's feet wet? Interesting its so difficult to land a job of any type these days despite the low unemployment rate.
No casino experience at all (unless you count walking in to one). They had it in their heads that jobs were ridiculously easy to get here, even without skills or experience.

I am not, and have not been, in the casino industry. From what I understand, it is easier to get a job with a smaller off-Strip property (think Boulder Highway and such) to accumulate experience that you can then take to a bigger property with higher wages and benefits.
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