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Old 11-23-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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Well it would be quite a change from Medford. Much slower pace and driving here will be totally different. Hope you can adjust your style. Your income will probably go down here, but comparing costs to out on LI, it will most likely be a wash once you get settled in.

Are you wanting to have a bit of land or town life? City life? Pittsburgh has all of that within good schools. Have you discussed it with your kids? Usually kids don't like the idea, but parents know best.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Generally I think it is crazy to move anywhere without first securing employment.
This. And add irresponsible when there are children involved.

And I also think it is even crazier to look to move somewhere like Fox Chapel without having a job nailed down.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Best wishes in your move....Fox Chapel and Bethel Park are expensive areas and might eat into your savings quickly...but I wouldn't get discouraged...temping is always a good idea in a new city..meet new people and learn the different areas...you will probably get to talk with alot of people that way and secure a job more quickly...this city is definitely an area of "who" you know and not necessarily of "what" you know....
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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This. And add irresponsible when there are children involved.

And I also think it is even crazier to look to move somewhere like Fox Chapel without having a job nailed down.
1. Some would think it is more crazy to stay in a place you don't want to live.
2. How do you know the OP doesn't have enough money to survive for years without income?
3. You can be in the Fox Chapel School District and pay under $500 a month rent, or buy a home for under $20K. Who said anything about living in Fox Chapel?
4. It isn't irresponsible at all. It could be a great move with a wonderful education attached to it.

Life is too short to live anywhere you don't like. I would consider moving. You can always move again in a few years if you don't like what you did. Not the end of the world either way.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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1. Some would think it is more crazy to stay in a place you don't want to live.
2. How do you know the OP doesn't have enough money to survive for years without income?
3. You can be in the Fox Chapel School District and pay under $500 a month rent, or buy a home for under $20K. Who said anything about living in Fox Chapel?
4. It isn't irresponsible at all. It could be a great move with a wonderful education attached to it.

Life is too short to live anywhere you don't like. I would consider moving. You can always move again in a few years if you don't like what you did. Not the end of the world either way.
They asked for all opinions and they are getting them. I would guess if they were so well off, they wouldn't have asked in the first place
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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If you have enough cash to support yourself for 1 or 2 years without bankrupting yourself or incurring a significant risk of future financial hardship, I say go for it.

I wouldn't loot my retirement savings, but if you have significant, disposable, liquid savings, then perhaps other issues should drive the decision (e.g. lifestyle preferences).
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:00 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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]Do you think we would be crazy to move to Pittsburgh without jobs?[/b] The reason why we are moving out of long island is because housing is so expensive, the schools are not great where we live and we would love a calmer type of living.

financially, we will be ok as we are selling a few major things, so we could live on that for a good while.

Looking at schools in areas like Fox Chapel, Bethel Park etc, for our 8th grader and 7th grader, those scores in those school districts are great.

We are visiting in a few weeks to check out the area and see if it is a place we could adjust to. Of course the best scenerario is if dh got a transfer, but from what I understand, sometimes it takes 2 years to get the area he would want.

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In a word, yes.

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Generally I think it is crazy to move anywhere without first securing employment.
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This. And add irresponsible when there are children involved.

And I also think it is even crazier to look to move somewhere like Fox Chapel without having a job nailed down.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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1. Some would think it is more crazy to stay in a place you don't want to live.
2. How do you know the OP doesn't have enough money to survive for years without income?
3. You can be in the Fox Chapel School District and pay under $500 a month rent, or buy a home for under $20K. Who said anything about living in Fox Chapel?
4. It isn't irresponsible at all. It could be a great move with a wonderful education attached to it.

Life is too short to live anywhere you don't like. I would consider moving. You can always move again in a few years if you don't like what you did. Not the end of the world either way.
If they are asking for opinions about whether doing so is crazy, one can only assume that they are not so wealthy that they could live for years without income. If they are talking about doing temp work, that also leads me to believe that they are not so wealthy that it wouldn't be an issue. Very few people could afford do move someplace voluntarily and not work for one or two years. When you only have limited information to go on, yes, you have to make some assumptions when someone asks your opinion on a matter.

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Old 11-23-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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I would find at least permanent job before the move. Health Insurance and Rent would be over a 1000 a month easy. FYI - Our health insurance for a family on an individual plan 3 years ago was 1400 a month. That was 3 years ago.

Before you move at least figure out how you are paying for health insurance.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Bridgeville,Pa
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The kids have mentioned north Carolina or Pennsylvania. Luckily we are in a position that we could afford not to have jobs for a year or so but it would dip into savings a little. Not wealthy but comfortable. I would absolutely love my dh to get a transfer as it would be easier but if that dosnt happen, temping is an alternate. Schools are our priorty at the moment.
I guess sometimes one just has to go for it.
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