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Old 04-16-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Well, looks like I'm heading out to LA, more than likely. That's where my better half seems to have found the best job for now. *i will be so sad to leave Texas.*

We do not have a clue on decent place to live where we can find affordable apts. Our budget will be pretty low at the beginning because we will be a one income family with bills. So if anyone has any advice, besides to not move out there, please help out.

Thank you.
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where is the job?
What is the budget?
Kids? Ages?
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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No kids. Budget is very not great. It's hard to find a good paying job these days. One income at roughly $10 an hour. Editing side job at $15 an hour and other daily asst jobs at $150 a day. But those are not a guarantee.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where?
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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It's in LA, Santa Monica Blvd.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm really surprised your "better half" feels that moving to LA is better than staying in Texas! $10/hour? You can pretty much make that working at McDonald's in Austin AND find an inexpensive place to live.

I thought Texas has one of the better economies and more jobs.

We moved from LA to Austin a couple of years ago because it was easier to find jobs & affordable housing. We didn't like living in Texas and are moving back to LA. But if you PREFER Texas, I just don't understand why you'd move.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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It depends WHERE on Santa Monica Blvd. That is a loooong street. You can look, though, in Koreatown and Hollywood for cheaper apartments which have decent access to Santa Monica Blvd.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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I'm really surprised your "better half" feels that moving to LA is better than staying in Texas! $10/hour? You can pretty much make that working at McDonald's in Austin AND find an inexpensive place to live.

I thought Texas has one of the better economies and more jobs.

We moved from LA to Austin a couple of years ago because it was easier to find jobs & affordable housing. We didn't like living in Texas and are moving back to LA. But if you PREFER Texas, I just don't understand why you'd move.

No job offer came up so far for TX. Only one has been LA.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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Jeeze....you're looking to move out here for $10 an hour? Seriously, I know you asked for advice other than "don't do it", but...DON'T DO IT. It will be a struggle, make no mistake about that.

Los Angeles/SoCal at $10/hour is akin to $3/hour, probably even less, throughout most of Texas, I'd have to imagine.

There's nothing available in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio that could pay comparable? What sort of "best job" has the significant other found that pays so little? PA work? Some entry level gig in the industry?

In all honesty it's not going to be very comfortable living on $10 an hour in LA. Even with an extra $X a day - I mean, realistically how much are you looking at pulling in a month? You said some odd jobs for $150 a day, how often? $15 part time - how many hours?

We're looking at 12.6% official unemployment in California, over 13% official in Los Angeles/LA County, and real unemployment probably close to 20% with real + underemployment at close to 25%.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Jeeze....you're looking to move out here for $10 an hour? Seriously, I know you asked for advice other than "don't do it", but...DON'T DO IT. It will be a struggle, make no mistake about that.

Los Angeles/SoCal at $10/hour is akin to $3/hour, probably even less, throughout most of Texas, I'd have to imagine.

There's nothing available in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio that could pay comparable? What sort of "best job" has the significant other found that pays so little? PA work? Some entry level gig in the industry?

In all honesty it's not going to be very comfortable living on $10 an hour in LA. Even with an extra $X a day - I mean, realistically how much are you looking at pulling in a month? You said some odd jobs for $150 a day, how often? $15 part time - how many hours?

We're looking at 12.6% official unemployment in California, over 13% official in Los Angeles/LA County, and real unemployment probably close to 20% with real + underemployment at close to 25%.
Very well said. You can't live in LA on $10 an hour, and where on Santa Monica Blvd?

Have you looked at a map of LA or do you know the streets, SM BLVD like Sunset runs for miles and miles and winds through all types of neighborhoods.
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