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Old 07-11-2016, 04:13 AM
Location: Portland, ME
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Northern New England, possibly excluding Boston commuters in southern New Hampshire, is very much a two income part of the country. The average home prices around Portland, ME and Burlington, VT far exceed what one person can afford unless they make over $100,000. Jobs that pay that much are few and far between for people who aren't doctors, lawyers, teleworkers, or NESCAC professors. The couples that do well have kids in their mid to late 30s and have retired family member watch them while they are both at work. It's pretty hard to raise multiple kids on a single $35,000 - $50,000 income. On a side node, nurses make good money, but the hours are obviously terrible in that field.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:49 PM
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We used to live in the Boston Suburbs and came here to raise our kids. We have never looked back. Aside from the salary concern, there is an intangible benefit too of not feeling the need to "keep up with the Joneses" like we did down in metrowest, and I like to think our kids are well adjusted in that regard. I do know that at least one of those companies pays higher than average wages though because they match the US market for certain professions and have had to recruit from out of state since the in-state candidate pool wasn't strong enough. I don't know about the accounting field though. I think you'll find what you need though to have a nice life here as there are a lot of small, emerging companies who are growing and would benefit from someone with big company accounting experience. good luck!
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