Think back to when you were a kid- can you remember an instance where you asked your parents a question, and instead of explaining the actual answer, they just said “Because I said so”. How frustrating! Or maybe in middle school you were horrified to even be seen with your folks in public because of something they were wearing. You’d say to yourself “I’m never going to be like parents!”. Well that was us to a T, and we always thought we’d be intown city dwellers. Well times have changed and so we’ll share why it is that we’re moving (yes… both of our families!), but we realized this is also an incredibly relevant topic for a lot of folks out there. Of course housing is everyone’s top expense, but there are many reasons why moving is top of mind for a large percentage of Americans. Listen as we discuss a healthy framework and factors to consider when you’re debating a move. Not only financial considerations like cost of living and increasing your earning potential, but also lifestyle considerations like relationships and schools. And we’ll also leave you with a few tips to help ensure you’re making this move without breaking the bank.
- Gold digger – Here’s the Aussie treasure hunter I mentioned at the beginning.
- This magnet is currently in my shopping cart! 🤓
- Cost of living – Here’s that great COL calculator by CNN Money to help give you some perspective on how far your dollars would go in a new city.
- Movers – U-Haul has a great resource for finding local movers, but regardless make sure they are certified ProMovers at Moving.org. This is a certification awarded by the American Trucking Association to companies who have to pass a rigorous set of standards.
- Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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