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Old 12-10-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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See, if you want to move, for a better job, or whatever, don't get wrapped up in how much you need "saved" or that you need to move the king bed you just bought. If it will improve your life, make it happen. Trust in the universe.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I wish I would have had money "saved up" to move.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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See, if you want to move, for a better job, or whatever, don't get wrapped up in how much you need "saved" or that you need to move the king bed you just bought. If it will improve your life, make it happen. Trust in the universe.
I agree to an extent. It's obviously important to be realistic but people get way too wrapped up in the numbers or vastly overestimate how much they'll actually need.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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i plan to move from ga to raleigh nc. im single, 26 no kids. i currently work for the state and am looking to apply for state jobs there in a few months. i have never lived outside of ga before, but wish me luck! as i still am in the process of saving up money over $2000 to get me started.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:44 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I'll be lucky if I have 2k to move if that comes around to it, i'm too much of a spender with my comfortable living and working condition also doesn't help.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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If it will improve your life, make it happen. Trust in the universe.
I dunno about trusting in the universe.
The universe aint gonna put food on your table at night or keep a roof over your head.
I cleared up all my loose ends and saved up a boatload of cash before I moved from NYC to Nevada.

Go prepared.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 PM
 
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Agreed. "Trust in the universe", but have a job waiting for you or family there to crash with. I have never moved without a job in hand, or had a secure place to live before leaving.

But, I never let the fact that I could not afford to move a houseful of junk, hold me back.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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I think the rule of thumb is to have 6+ months of living expenses in the bank. You just never know what might happen ... and you don't want to be on the street where you have no family or friends.

Good luck! Jules
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:03 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Yeah, no thanks. I'd rather move when I've secured a job vs saving that much for who knows how long and worry about it going empty, I thrive best on stability
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:44 PM
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Yeah, no thanks. I'd rather move when I've secured a job vs saving that much for who knows how long and worry about it going empty, I thrive best on stability
Some of us don't have that option. For a lot of people, the only way they are going to relocate to where they want to live is to move first.

Me personally, I'm moving with about 15 grand next month and no job. I think this is an interesting thread.
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