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Old 04-16-2020, 07:51 PM
 
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Hi all, I might have a job offer with a school in South Lake Tahoe, and I'm just trying to get an idea about whether the salary on offer is going to be enough to get by in the area. The school pays between 53,000 and 56,000. I would be moving there alone with my smallish dog, and I'd be looking to rent a small one-bedroom place, or with any luck at all, purchase something for less than 250,000-even if it's just a studio. I've looked at real estate, so I know that's kind of a long-shot. Anyway, I don't have any debt, so I imagine my salary would mostly go towards housing, but my concern is whether this move is even doable with the salary. To give an idea about my spending habits, I generally avoid restaurants because I feel like eating out is kind of a waste of money; however, I would want to get a ski pass every year, and so outdoor recreation would be a bit of an expense. What else - saving is also pretty important to me as I am no spring chicken, and I'd like to hit that retirement goal in 20 years, but again, I'm not sure if that would be realistic on this salary. Any and all insight is welcome. Thank you!
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