I'm Saving Up Money To Move To Palm Beach, Florida


#1

I don’t want to deal with winter anymore. Last year just sucked away my endurance for cold and snow. And yet hear I am, still in New Jersey, it is cold out, it is snowing, and I don’t want to deal with it anymore. I have approximately $7,000 in the bank right now, I owe my mother $2,000, and I figure I need a good $15,000 to be able to start a new life down the coast/ I save between $500 to $600 a month, so in around 20 months I will be moving away, and so I keep chanting to myself, just $10,000 more and I can move to Florida. Just $10,000 more and I am moving to Florida. Just $10,000 more…

I did a little bit of research, and am continuing to do more. An average two bedroom apartment was almost affordable, and I only need one. Plus I saw a job listing a few months ago offing more money than I make here in Jersey for the same work I am doing now. So things don’t look so bad from up here.

I just need to save up for the moving costs.


#2

As far as places go, there are worse ones than Florida.


#3

Yeah it’s not the worst.

I live on the south coast of England and man it’s not exactly cheap, in actual fact if you can commit it’s cheaper to buy a house then throw all the money out on rent. you’re looking between (area dependent) $250000-$480000 for a pretty standard 1-3 bed house for the average joe.


#4

I got a raise last week so 20 months turned into 16 months. And 18 inches of snow yesterday is just another reminder of why I am leaving.


#5

Like they always say, you’re not actually in the north unless the snowfall is too big to be confused with dick-sizes.


#6

I don’t know anybody who says that, but then I’m quite deep in the south.


#7

I’m at goal. All it will take now is a really bad day and I will be informing my boss of my intentions. Otherwise, I am waiting until March.

Have I mentioned how terrified I am of this move? I can’t wait to get out of here…


#8

Looking forward to hearing more about this as it develops. Keep us informed!


#9

Florida is pretty nice. Used to live in Sarasota.


#10

On Monday I informed my boss of my intentions to defect to Florida. He offered to set up a remote office for me down there so that he could start another house in Jupiter, in addition to the one that we are about to build in Boca Raton…

But I don’t think I can work like that again, as I already did it for around 15 years before working for him. I would rather be in a full office with coworkers in the same room as me.


#11

Well, it’s nice that he made the offer at least. That’s pretty accommodating.


#12

That’s… that’s pretty far.


#13

It’s too bad I feel like an abused step child working for this guy, and have grown to enjoy working with actual people in the same office.


#14

But come on, you can’t pass up the opportunity to colonize Jupiter, can you??

I’d gladly set sail for Europa with adequate provisions.


#15

I finally got a call back from an architectural firm in Florida. I should have an interview with them at their office here in Jersey just outside of Philly in the next couple of weeks. Here’s hoping it’s a good fit and I can earn a living wage…