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Old 02-18-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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You can find a place to live in Maryland making $50,000 without having to move to Baltimore.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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Also, child care for a newborn is outrageous. I'm not sure a teachers salary will be worth the trade off of having someone else caring for your child.
I would have to agree that you will need to weigh the trade off between child care and the potential additional income.

Three of my friends have had a baby in the last 2 years. They all had about 3 months, give or take, of maternity leave and then went back to work. One placed her baby in a daycare and another had a personal babysitter come to her home. Both of them agree that the average yearly cost they spend on child care is roughly $30,000.

The third one was fortunate enough to find a licensed child care provider in her neighborhood. She hasn't explicitly told us what her projected annual child care cost is (her baby is only 6 months old), however we have the impression she is paying a bit less than the other two.

I am not sure if this information is helpful for you, but it might provide some context for child care costs if you haven't explored that yet.

I wish you the best.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I'm so leaving the Detroit area for Maryland and have heard so many bad things it's ridiculous!! But I thought it was safest to look close to where I work. My job is is in PG county!
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm so leaving the Detroit area for Maryland and have heard so many bad things it's ridiculous!! But I thought it was safest to look close to where I work. My job is is in PG county!
Just remember this: Not all of PG is bad.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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For anyone who is living comfortably in Montgomery County on an income of $50,000 or less, can you please provide more details on how you’re doing it? Can you break it down the way lscalder did?

On that income, one can forget about purchasing a home in this area.

Patient1,

I agree that you should consider a place in Silver Spring. It is very convenient in terms of commuting to D.C.

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Old 02-24-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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I live in Montgomery County on income just under $50,000 with my wife and 3 kids. I'm not going to break it down, but we can do it because we live in a low income apartment. Without that we would not be able to live here.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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I recommend looking into Edgewater, Annapolis, Odenton or Crofton...I think you will make out well with your income. Also your wife when she is ready to go back to teaching will have the option of Anne Arundel County schools or PG county schools. If you live along Rt 50 it will shoot you right into DC. I live in Anne Arundel County and love it. I am orginially from NY...northern NY.If you have any questions you can PM me anytime, I know it can be hard to move to a place you do not know anything about.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I'm so leaving the Detroit area for Maryland and have heard so many bad things it's ridiculous!! But I thought it was safest to look close to where I work. My job is is in PG county!
If your job is in PG then look for a place in the county. There are a lot of options. What are you looking for? What price range do you want to stay in? If your new job is in the county it's silly to move to Baltimore or Annapolis or Federick County. As some one mentioned in another thread there are good neighborhoods even inside of the Beltway. Speak with a realtor if you are trying to buy or rent a home or condo. Visit any apartment complexes that interest you. But take the comments on this site with a grain of salt.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Seems to be a lot of good and bad comments about me being able to afford this move to the Metro D.C. area. I'm thinking that it will be rough at first but the wife will work eventually once she has the baby and the 50k that I will be making is a starting salary. So I know that I will be alright in the long run.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Stay w/in a budget and you will be fine. Staying home will be an amazing experience for you wife and the baby. Again, let me know if you are interested in renting my home. It is in a great neighborhood that has lots of stay at home moms. dakwilk@netzero.com
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