International relocation?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
International relocation?
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Fri, 01-04-2008 - 8:37pm

Here's the scenario:


I'm a SAHM. Kids are in an excellent public school system. We're all happy. DH has

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 8:46pm

My thoughts are if there is no more money involved then I would stay put and work on the hobby.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 8:54pm
Can you rent your home for the duration? Given your in-laws' health issues, moving them into your home doesn't seem a wise choice.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 8:57pm
Good point. The hobby could turn out to be a real money maker, or it could go the other way, so there is some risk involved. I'm not a risk taker (at all!), but DH is.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 8:59pm
This is also a possibility. We would not be able to recoup our mortgage payments with rent, though. This is a semi-rural community and the rental market is not that great here.
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Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 9:12pm
I wouldn't quit the job for the hobby though.

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 10:44pm

I don't have much to add to all the good advice already offered on the thread, but :)

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 01-05-2008 - 6:00am
Given that the money is the same in option 1, 3 and 4, that 11yo does not want to move, that dh would lose time for his hobby (which sounds important to him), and the complication of the house and the aged parents, I am a bit confused about why you would even consider option 4 seriously. What is the advantage of option 4? Are you the one itching to go?
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sat, 01-05-2008 - 10:19am
How old is your dh?
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 01-05-2008 - 7:29pm
We both think it would be a great opportunity. The work would be a little different for DH and we like the idea of giving our kids a challenge. But I definitely agree that the whole in-law thing really cannot be ignored.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 01-05-2008 - 7:31pm
It depends how you define young! He's 45. He plans to retire in 5 years if possible, so the whole resume thing isn't as significant as it would have been 10 years ago. We just like the idea of a challenge and would do this more for our children than for his career.

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