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Old 03-04-2012, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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My mom and dad, are old fashioned and think family should all stay together in the same place.

I'n frequent visitor of NYC for my job. Regional Account Manager for a security company. I'm in NYC 2 times a month for the Accounts.

My boss approached me and asked if I would be open to moving to the area and work out of NYC. I said--YES! Mainly because I cover Illinois, moving East and South East as my region.

I told my parents and they immediately said "you're to old to move to NYC now" and said "why not go to a small more "stable" city.

They really upset me with that. Maybe it's me but 46 is not too old to move to NYC, especially if you can afford it.

Anyone move here in there 40's?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Mom and dad are just being cautious.

46? People move to NYC in their 50's. If you have the means and desire to move to NYC. Make it happen.

The best part it seems is, you have a good job with probably a nice income.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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"why not go to a small more "stable" city.

What makes them think that SMALL and STABLE are synonymous?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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My mom and dad, are old fashioned and think family should all stay together in the same place.

I'n frequent visitor of NYC for my job. Regional Account Manager for a security company. I'm in NYC 2 times a month for the Accounts.

My boss approached me and asked if I would be open to moving to the area and work out of NYC. I said--YES! Mainly because I cover Illinois, moving East and South East as my region.

I told my parents and they immediately said "you're to old to move to NYC now" and said "why not go to a small more "stable" city.

They really upset me with that. Maybe it's me but 46 is not too old to move to NYC, especially if you can afford it.

Anyone move here in there 40's?

The older people get the more they tend to dislike change. This is probsbly why your parents feel that way. 46 isn't old anyway, and it really depends how you carry yourself and take care of yourself. You can be in your 40's and feel like your in your 30's. If you like it here and have the financial werewithall, I say go for it...
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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46 is not too old to move to NYC. Actually NYC is also a great place for retired folks as there are lots of amenities here for them as well as younger people.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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Age is nothing but a number. Live your life for yourself. Who cares what anyone else thinks but GOD.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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If your parents have local relatives to help out as they age, you should definitely consider a move to NYC. There is plenty to do for residents of all ages with all sorts of interests. I'd love to live there, and I'm 41 and have no interest in young people's activities.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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46 is not too old to move to NYC. Actually NYC is also a great place for retired folks as there are lots of amenities here for them as well as younger people.

Actually I did mention that NYC would be good for them because of the amenities.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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What makes them think that SMALL and STABLE are synonymous?

Well, I guess it's similar to people saying owning a home = stability. One has nothing to do with the other.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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My mom and dad, are old fashioned and think family should all stay together in the same place.

I'n frequent visitor of NYC for my job. Regional Account Manager for a security company. I'm in NYC 2 times a month for the Accounts.

My boss approached me and asked if I would be open to moving to the area and work out of NYC. I said--YES! Mainly because I cover Illinois, moving East and South East as my region.

I told my parents and they immediately said "you're to old to move to NYC now" and said "why not go to a small more "stable" city.

They really upset me with that. Maybe it's me but 46 is not too old to move to NYC, especially if you can afford it.

Anyone move here in there 40's?
I say do what you want and good luck with your move and your job. Sounds like fun to me if you like New York City.
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