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HunterGather
06-24-2008, 10:25 AM
As of late, I've come to realize that at the moment, I am living paycheck to paycheck and not saving a dime.
I have my own apartment and live in central Florida and gas prices are at an all time high. All of this adds up.
Add the the fact that I have been really bad with money management in the past.

Realistically, my only viable option is to move with my parents who just moved to Alabama.
Not that its a pity thing or nothing like that. They would be soooo happy to have me back in the house (a nice big house with a pool at that). They often say I should move back, since not much is going for me (work/school wise) here in Fl.

I just hate the idea of it. I've gotten to accustomed to living on my own, that the thought of living with other people, my parents no less, is sorta of a friggin' bummer. Plus, i'd be leaving friends and my routine and all that stuff.

I mean, I could find a higher paying job, but at the moment, that wouldn't help as much as I would like.

So with that said, how's alabama?
I know that no one tours there except for the occasional rapper and country artist (i guess).
But at this point, that can't really be a factor in my money problems. But theres always Florida or Georgia for that (plus I still have family in Miami and Orlando).
I know its not necessarily hicksville (at least where my parents are stationed at).
I know it can get crazy hot (but Im in Fl, so whats new?)

Ideally, I'd move back in for about a year, save up enough scratch and get a nice little savings and then go back into the world, with hopefully a better job experience that could lead to better things :)

Thoughts? (not really on my problem, but more so on Alabama)

Young blood
06-24-2008, 10:28 AM
I heard they burn crosses to make their smores taste like jesus.

HunterGather
06-24-2008, 10:35 AM
speaking or rednecks, i was at a walmart in alabama a few weeks ago.
I have never seen so many white people in one location in months!

Being in central florida, its a very mixed (hispanic) populus around.
It was very eery to see so many whites around. Hickish ones at that! :D

(and i be white and hispanic, just sayin' is all)

but i should also say my dad has a government job for the army. he retired about 7 years ago. So basically, the area he's around doesn't seem like its full of cross burners and such

marooko
06-24-2008, 10:39 AM
do it. save the money. get out. asap. it may saound good to them, but they're gonna be over it in a month. so will you.

marooko
06-24-2008, 10:41 AM
just saw that you're 23. do it now beofer you're 32 and HAVE to do it then.

BROKENDOLL
06-24-2008, 11:59 AM
Hurry up with that Daft Punk Video and I'll pay for my copy! (Hey, it's a start!)

picks up chair
06-24-2008, 05:40 PM
If your problem isn't just rent and gas but rather money management like you said, then move in with em. If it's just rent and gas, try finding a roommate that can handle you and half the bills. Personally I couldn't let myself quit my job, move out, and then move in with my parents all for the sake of saving money regardless of location. Within reason of course. I think I'd rather dumpster dive than be on my best behavior for a year.

vinylmartyr
06-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Where in Alabama? I would say don't move home if you can help it. Learn to manage your money better.

menikmati
06-24-2008, 06:00 PM
You know what I think? I think you should go home to GREENBOW, ALABAMA!

Hopeless Semantic
06-24-2008, 06:13 PM
If you were Asian, it wouldn't have been much of a thing to move back. It's actually expected. Since that's not the case, you can always take up noodling as a hobby in Alabama.

http://webfarm.foliolink.com/Artists/12351/Images/74200724131PM_noodling.jpg

bakersfield
06-24-2008, 11:03 PM
I lived in Kentucky for 5 years (after spending my first 26 years in CA). Enjoyed it at times, but life in the south is very different. I had many culture shock moments!! Finally had enough & headed back west
Where in Alabama would you be moving? If it is a city, it may not be a bad idea for a while. But if it is extremely rural, NO WAY!
Depending on where in Alabama, you may be fairly close to Nashville, which is a great place.....

MiamiNate
06-27-2008, 06:15 AM
I've got fam in scottsburo. The most exciting thing there is Unclaimed Baggage, a giant warehouse store where all of the unclaimed baggage from airlines goes and you can buy stuff that people left or lost while travelling. They have everything you can think of. My pops got a javelin there for like 10 bucks. Did he have enough space to throw it? NO. But he has has one, just in case.

Young blood
06-27-2008, 07:23 AM
Im guessing I could be good friends with your dad.

menikmati
06-27-2008, 08:28 AM
Let's all go to Alabama!!!

downingthief
06-27-2008, 09:29 AM
My mother-in-law lives in very, very rural Alabama. About 2 hours away from Huntsville.

TomAz
06-27-2008, 09:32 AM
Mobile AL is just down the road from New Orleans.

garrett222
06-27-2008, 09:40 AM
Mobile AL is just down the road from New Orleans.

Hey captain obvious, we are all aware of google maps. Thanks for the tip!

Young blood
06-27-2008, 09:42 AM
I dont think you are going to get into Toms pants with that attitude.

Its getting a little stalkerish btw.

garrett222
06-27-2008, 01:52 PM
ok i'll stop. I don't want to further inflate his ego anyway.

marooko
06-27-2008, 02:02 PM
I've got fam in scottsburo. The most exciting thing there is Unclaimed Baggage, a giant warehouse store where all of the unclaimed baggage from airlines goes and you can buy stuff that people left or lost while travelling. They have everything you can think of. My pops got a javelin there for like 10 bucks. Did he have enough space to throw it? NO. But he has has one, just in case.

so they dont actually lose your bags, they just say that so they can turn around and sell it later? nice.

HunterGather
06-30-2008, 06:35 AM
Thanks to everyone with responses.

Well anyhoo, Its official. I'm moving to Alabama!
My parents seriously are happy about this.

This situation will work for me on so many levels (I'll mos def be able to afford going to my first Coachella amongst other things lolololololozororzzz).

And I'm going to be in the Dothan/Enterprise area.
My parents say its a nice place. And it seemed nice when i visited them a few months ago.

I know 'moving back with the parents' sounds a bit lame, but eh.
I'll have my own room on my own side of the big ol' house.
Saving a bunch of money. Plus, Florida and Georgia is so close, so I won't really have to worry about missing doep shows n stuff.

But yeah....it's only going to be for a year (2 years max).
I still want to move to Seattle or San Fran. That's the goal.

So yeah, I'm in a good mood is all :)

betao
06-30-2008, 06:41 AM
I've got fam in scottsburo. The most exciting thing there is Unclaimed Baggage, a giant warehouse store where all of the unclaimed baggage from airlines goes and you can buy stuff that people left or lost while travelling. They have everything you can think of. My pops got a javelin there for like 10 bucks. Did he have enough space to throw it? NO. But he has has one, just in case.

if i'm ever in scottsburo alabama, a stop here will be a top priority.

BROKENDOLL
06-30-2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks to everyone with responses.

Well anyhoo, Its official. I'm moving to Alabama!
My parents seriously are happy about this.

This situation will work for me on so many levels (I'll mos def be able to afford going to my first Coachella amongst other things lolololololozororzzz).

And I'm going to be in the Dothan/Enterprise area.
My parents say its a nice place. And it seemed nice when i visited them a few months ago.

I know 'moving back with the parents' sounds a bit lame, but eh.
I'll have my own room on my own side of the big ol' house.
Saving a bunch of money. Plus, Florida and Georgia is so close, so I won't really have to worry about missing doep shows n stuff.

But yeah....it's only going to be for a year (2 years max).
I still want to move to Seattle or San Fran. That's the goal.

So yeah, I'm in a good mood is all :) HunterGather, when you finally make it to Coachella, you'll forget the East and South.

marooko
06-30-2008, 12:43 PM
HunterGather, when you finally make it to Coachella, you'll forget the East and South.

TRUE!! if you've only been to FL and AL.