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Old 08-23-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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Hello,
I am 20 years old and need to get out of south florida. I have some college education, and will be an EMT next year. Between me and my husband we will be making about 50,000 between the two of us. What is a decent place for that range where I will be somewhat safe? I am originally from urban CT and NY, so I am good in the OK neighborhoods. how is the job market? My husband is a roofer/gen. laborer. how about the schools? what places should i avoid? Can I survive with this?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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Hello,
I am 20 years old and need to get out of south florida. I have some college education, and will be an EMT next year. Between me and my husband we will be making about 50,000 between the two of us. What is a decent place for that range where I will be somewhat safe? I am originally from urban CT and NY, so I am good in the OK neighborhoods. how is the job market? My husband is a roofer/gen. laborer. how about the schools? what places should i avoid? Can I survive with this?
50 k wont get you much at all. HOmes are like 300k min for something decent I think. As for your husband, Chicago has strong unions so he should make a lot better money in he gets in a union and pretty much all labor and trades in the city is unionized and pays a lot more than most places.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:51 AM
 
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Hola Paisana, listen, have you checked out salary.com? Salaries in Florida are pathetically low compared to other parts of the country. You may come to find out that you can make more money in Chicago. Did you factor that in when you said you'd be making around $50K? I don't think that the cost of living in Chicago would be much more than S. FL. FL has gotten really expensive in the past few years and I think the quality of life sucks. It's good that you are expanding your horizons and looking to get out of FL. If you and your husband are from the Northeast, I think you will find it easier to acclimate to Chicago than to Florida in general.
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