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Old 12-30-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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That's what i wanted to hear. I'm planning on possibly having a roomy to really save on some $$$.
Hi, a big factor is how close you want to live to DC. If you are working in Herndon and live there, you will pay quite a bit less for the same level of housing than if you lived in DC or in Arlington/Alexandria. So unless you are planning to drive into DC for most of your recreation or have expensive hobbies, I agree that you will have enough to be ok, especially if you can have a roommate.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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That's what i wanted to hear. I'm planning on possibly having a roomy to really save on some $$$.
You'll be more than fine, comfortable even, even IF you had your own without a roomie. Truthfully, I have a hard time understanding how people think that 62K when you are single and childless wouldn't be enough money. Northern Virginia is expensive, but it's not Manhattan by any means.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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You have the rest of your life to live in Smaller Town America, if that's what you really want. I can't imagine why any recent college graduate would NOT want to spend a few years in the DC area, working at an interesting job and meeting different people from all over the country (and the world). Pick your apartment carefully so that your commute is manageable, don't waste your money, and spend your weekends exploring DC and playing tour guide to visiting family members.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Hi, a big factor is how close you want to live to DC. If you are working in Herndon and live there, you will pay quite a bit less for the same level of housing than if you lived in DC or in Arlington/Alexandria. So unless you are planning to drive into DC for most of your recreation or have expensive hobbies, I agree that you will have enough to be ok, especially if you can have a roommate.

Yea, my intentions were to stay as close to the job site as possible. It's located in Herndon. I'm much of a loner for the most part lol so I don't think I'll be doing too much as far as going out and partying spending loads of $$$ on absolutely nothin at all. As far as transportation goes.... It's still up in the air right now. I'm poor lol... I drive a 92 beat up honda accord that's on its last legs ... so. I don't know.. its just alll so up in the air right now... I do have a FEW relatives that I know of who are located in Greenbelt, which is about an hour away from Herndon if i'm not mistaken.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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You'll be more than fine, comfortable even, even IF you had your own without a roomie. Truthfully, I have a hard time understanding how people think that 62K when you are single and childless wouldn't be enough money. Northern Virginia is expensive, but it's not Manhattan by any means.
The whole purpose of saving was to kinda get my funds up quicker because of my current transportation issues... My car is veryyyy unreliable, I'm in need of something fast.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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You have the rest of your life to live in Smaller Town America, if that's what you really want. I can't imagine why any recent college graduate would NOT want to spend a few years in the DC area, working at an interesting job and meeting different people from all over the country (and the world). Pick your apartment carefully so that your commute is manageable, don't waste your money, and spend your weekends exploring DC and playing tour guide to visiting family members.

Well said :-)...thanks. Doubt if any family'll ever come up to see m e unless i actually pay for the trip but, that does sound nice. I had a chance to visit D.C. this past summer while interning in Suitland, MD. I guess the whole metro life takes time to get adjusted to, especially for me coming from a SMALLL town where everybody knows everbody.
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