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post #16 of 114
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Originally Posted by RetroFlow View Post
Wouldn't it make you work harder?

well, then we get into a whole thing about earning potential, I was assuming a similar pay curve in the long run. sure, NYC's got a lot of opportunities, doesn't mean you can't make more living in the boonies...as long as you have fast internet, fed ex and plane fares, you can pretty much do anything you want.

There's no real big need to live in a big city if you're already making some decent money and are well-networked to the outside world. Overnight flights are no biggie. Living in the sticks, I would say you even have more freedom to go anywhere you want.
post #17 of 114
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
It's impossible to survive with 125K in NYC. You'd be dead within the hour.

The trick is to kick someone's ass the first day you are there.
post #18 of 114
Just looked at some real estate in Fargo. Stuff that goes for $700K looks like standard U.S. fare. I was expecting sprawling mansions for that amount of money.
post #19 of 114
No hesitation New York for me. I've just applied for a big pay cut for a job in a bigger city I really like. I've been on an average wage in a small town shit hole for 2 years and have come to the conclusion I would rather be poor(er), feel like I was living my life and be surrounded by possibilities and opportunities. There are mitigating circumstances in my situation - Its a city I've wanted to live in since I was 16, I'll be with the same firm and can keep my pension, and will be working in what to me is a more interesting and worthwhile area.
post #20 of 114
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No hesitation New York for me. I've just applied for a big pay cut for a job in a bigger city I really like. I've been on an average wage in a small town shit hole for 2 years and have come to the conclusion I would rather be poor(er), feel like I was living my life and be surrounded by possibilities and opportunities.

There are mitigating circumstances in my situation - Its a city I've wanted to live in since I was 16, I'll be with the same firm and can keep my pension, and will be working in what to me is a more interesting and worthwhile area.
Good for ya.
post #21 of 114
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
It's impossible to survive with 125K in NYC. You'd be dead within the hour.

seriously...? sounds like pretty much what i would get when i graduate

and i plan to live on my own then.....囧
post #22 of 114
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Just looked at some real estate in Fargo. Stuff that goes for $700K looks like standard U.S. fare. I was expecting sprawling mansions for that amount of money.

wow. that sucks, i saw that too.....I was expecting 4000 square feet houses for 300k.....NYC it is then.
post #23 of 114
There was a time not too long ago when my wife and I were considering a move to London. Would have been highly disruptive to our lives, involved a significant downsizing in income (by say 60%). She'd have had to shut down her business here. We'd have had to live in a much smaller place and cut way back on lifestyle stuff.

It would have also involved moving away from family and taking our boys out of school here and putting them into school there.

We still considered it and might well have done it despite all of those issues, just for the experience of living in London for a time. As it turned out, the opportunity didn't materialize so we never had to actually make the decision.

I'd probably pick NYC in this circumstance.
post #24 of 114
I chose NYC even though I would surely die in a massive nuclear attack.
post #25 of 114
sounds like 125k in nyc is tough. i am thinking, though, that is just what you will get at the begining, no? bigger cities give you greater opportunities. anyways it will suck big time if you dont raise your income with time going on, no matter which place you choose to live in or work at.
post #26 of 114
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Originally Posted by conne
I chose NYC even though I would surely die in a massive nuclear attack.
I think your death in North Dakota would be very fast also. Maybe before you got to the end of the jetway.
post #27 of 114
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I chose NYC even though I would surely die in a massive nuclear attack.

yes but you'll die in randallr/Socal's arms.
post #28 of 114
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Originally Posted by Badseeds View Post
sounds like 12.5k in nyc is tough. i am thinking, though, that is just what you will get at the begining, no? big cities give you greater opportunities. anyways it will suck big time if you dont raise your income with time going on, no matter which place you choose to live in or work at.

Math fail.
post #29 of 114
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Math fail.


typo fixed
post #30 of 114
What the hell is wrong with you people? What is so tough about 125K in NY? As long as you aren't of age to be sending your kids to college it is not a bad lifestyle.
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