Lurker with question regarding moving...
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|Tue, 10-21-2003 - 12:50pm|
Last year I quit my job to stay home with the kids (the adjustment hasn't been HUGE; I did not work when my older two were young, either), but it is still an adjustment. Lately, we have been re-evaluating our lives, and wanting to live a more frugal lifestyle...the type we had as kids. This seems very difficult to do here; from what I've read our housing prices are WAY above the norm for the rest of the nation. At this point, we have enough equity to move to a less expensive area/state (we were thinking around Boise, Idaho) and buy a house with more yard space, even if my husband made less money. It would be away from family, but only by a nine hour drive. My husband is a network engineer, and can basically find work anywhere. I've always wanted to live where there are four seasons, and I'm really sick of California (I'm in the Sacramento area). I also know it may be foolish to move away from family (my parents and his). But I always think...WE are the ones that should be happy with where we live, right? And if I don't move now, when? When my kids are grown and settled here, and I'll never see them?
Anyway, my question is, have any of you ever made a move all in the name of frugality? Or do you know of anyone who has? What can you tell me? Any feedback would be appreciated!