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Old 01-15-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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Why is it then, that the guys that I see selling ice cream, shaved ice, etc have holes in their shoes and are missing a tooth or two?
Uhm maybe because you live in Alabama? C'mon use your noggin before asking stupid questions.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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So since California is so expensive, how do people make enough money to support themselves? That's what I don't understand.

And how does LA compare to Chicago and New York as far as business goes? As I plan on pursuing a degree in business finance and how competitive is that in the job field?
Yes, California can be expensive, but that doesn't mean it's necessarily out-of-reach. If you have a clear vision of what you want and are persistent, I believe you can do anything. My husband and I aren't living a "conventional" life (I work part-time and he's freelance) and yet we've managed to make it work while enjoying our lives at the same time. Preparation and belief are key. But be flexible, our lives aren't exactly the way we envisioned they would be when we were your age, but they do reflect our core beliefs. Be clear about why you want what you want. Chances are there are several things you could do that will still be in alignment with your desires.

In answer to the second portion of your question, LA is competitive, all you have to do is look at the numbers on that one, 4 million people in less than 500 square miles. As to how LA compares to Chicago and NY, I haven't a clue. I would imagine that would be largely dependent upon the demand for your product and your ability to make your product available to as many people as possible. LA is huge and there isn't really one place where most people converge, except maybe the freeways, hmmmm.....

Follow your gut and enjoy the journey!
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Okay, far be it from me to stand in the way of someone's dream. Try Los Feliz and Silverlake for young people and members of the creative class. It's still an hour commute to the beach though, because of traffic.

As to the question of how people afford to live in LA... well, most don't. LA, like most big cities on the coasts, is a playground for the rich and a welfare distribution point for the poor. There's no middle class within city proper. Most of the money created comes from those in the entertainment industry or tourism, as aerospace is gone. The giant public sector also provides a good living if you can get in.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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As to the question of how people afford to live in LA... well, most don't.

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Most of the money created comes from those in the entertainment industry or tourism,

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aerospace is gone.
Is this true?

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Is this true?

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Is this true?
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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Uhm maybe because you live in Alabama? C'mon use your noggin before asking stupid questions.

Maybe that what you should do USE YOUR NOGGIN
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