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Old 12-12-2016, 01:47 PM
KCZ
 
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You've made multiple comments in multiple threads about not liking NH when you lived here before, not liking the small town atmosphere where everyone knows everyone else, not being able to deal with the 'high COL" and leaving "nearly bankrupt" after a year, not liking the people here, not liking cold weather ("by Christmas I couldn't take one more snow storm. To be fair we lived in the snowbelt of NH" and BTW Keene is not the snowbelt of NH), and saying really rude things ("few genuine people") about the people that live here.

Why in the world would you want to move here, with uncertain financial prospects and already not liking many things about this state including its weather and residents?

And what does the **** in your thread title stand for? Probably not "Yay".

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Old 12-12-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'd still stick with the 9-5 government job with presumably health insurance and retirement benefits instead of a cross country move to a cold part of the country selling insurance with probably no insurance or benefits except for commission which you'd spend on insurance or benefits that used to be included.
If it was 9-5 he would never leave. It's more like 3p-5a five sometimes six days a week, all holidays and can only put in for vacation 1 time a year for the entire year and availability is based on seniority. For 12 years now. He's worn out
 
Old 12-12-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Right because crime is outrageous there. It's made the list of most dangerous cities in America several times.
Not gonna argue with you, but Lee County is not just Ft. Myers. Cape Coral has one of the lowest crime rates in FL and is in Lee County. Yeah, not really commutable to Naples, but you can't paint the entire county as if it is the bad areas of Ft. Myers.
 
Old 12-13-2016, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Pembroke NH
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If you didn't like NH before, you won't like it again. Why don't you move somewhere in FL with lower COL and try to sell insurance there? Not like there is a shortage of entry level sales jobs.
 
Old 12-13-2016, 08:27 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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Rent for two years first before buying again in NH.
 
Old 12-13-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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Not sure if hubby works for city/town, county, or state.


With a government job AND a college degree there are plenty of jobs in these governments that he can apply for.


Not sure if this is a good idea to switch to the private sector AND in sales of all things. And also moving out of state.


Could be a recipe for disaster - all over.


Statistically there is a recession every 7 years. How long since the last recession?
The stock market is unusually high. Might be time for a correction. With a correction people "lose" a lot of money and therefore unwilling to spend it on any sales proposals.


Lot's of variables.


I'd stay with the government in some way shape or form right where you are.
 
Old 12-14-2016, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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If you're trying to manage risk, I'd suggest renting for at least the first year or two in NH. That way, if there is some problem and you need to relocate, you've avoided paying the transaction costs of both buying $5K? and selling ($15-$20K?) a house near Manchester. And even if things do go well, you can then spend much more time learning the area and choosing a town and house while you're renting nearby, and would likely make a better choice.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 12:10 AM
 
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If it was 9-5 he would never leave. It's more like 3p-5a five sometimes six days a week, all holidays and can only put in for vacation 1 time a year for the entire year and availability is based on seniority. For 12 years now. He's worn out
Selling insurance won't be 9 to 5 either. If his base pay is $35k, how much do you really think he will make his first year or two? It sounds like a really, really bad idea to me. What is your backup plan if you move up there and this doesn't work out? Think long and hard about that.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 12:05 PM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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If it was 9-5 he would never leave. It's more like 3p-5a five sometimes six days a week, all holidays and can only put in for vacation 1 time a year for the entire year and availability is based on seniority. For 12 years now. He's worn out
Ditto to a sales job not being a 9-5 job, not if he wants to make the big commissions. All the decent paying sales commission jobs require much more than putting 40 hours a week. Plus selling ones soul to upsell and then close the sale.

If your hubbie is exhausted, it's because he has to be the sole breadwinner in your marriage. In this day and age, both members in a marriage have to pull in the big bucks in order to buy a house, live in a good neighborhood with good schools and live comfortably. IMO if your love your husband, you need to push yourself more to earn your half of the income.

Otherwise, if you have to uproot and leave FL, just rent for several years and see how your husband does in his next career before buying. Wait until several years of good sales commissions before buying your next house.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 01:09 PM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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Plus... since you have health issues. it's much smarter for your hubbie to keep his current job with the good health benefits plan. Has he asked what the NH job offers for a health insurance plan? What would be his contribution towards it and what is the coverage and then the deductibles? I still keep my MA job because the benefits plan far exceeds what I could get with a job in NH. And part of that is because MA companies in the metro Boston area have to be very competitive with what they offer their employees in order to retain the best and in a job market where unemployment is low.

Just stay in FL until your hubbie can find a government job elsewhere. And if he stays put, as he gets more seniority over other employees, he should be getting offered better shift hours. He just needs to be patient, and you too.
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