Should I move my family to Arkansas for money?
Im from Nyc and have lived there all my life I currently live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan. My boss offered me a 136 percentage raise and a manger position of a new branch of the company to move from NY to little rock in Arkansas, I have a wife and two boys 3 & 7 years old. I talked to my wife and shes hesitant but willing. Should I do it? Does anyone know what its like down there? I need advice.
Moving to Arkansas? :( How bad will it be?
It depends on what part of Arkansas she's moving to. If it's in the city it shouldn't be too bad but if it's in the country she probably won't like it. I've never actually been to Arkansas so I don't know how it is down there. I'm assuming people probably do say y'all and have a southern accent. I visited my cousin once in Ohio, I know it's not the south but she lived out in the country and I was so bored because it was rural and there were no stores within miles and miles and all there was to do was watch tv. There were acres of cornfields and farms. I think your cousin should just make a lot of friends at school and do clubs at school so she doesn't get too bored.
The depends on what you mean by more room.There are 3 things to be aware of:You will adapt quick and the new space will become normal quickly (lifestyle inflation)How big is your current place? How much bigger is your new place?(deminishing returns)You will expand what you have to use any space available.Basically if you are in Asia with 3 families sharing a 2 bedroom apartment then I would say yes. You gain more than just space, you gain privacy and other things as well.If you are moving from an apartment to a house… maybe depending on your family.Are you moving to a slightly bigger apartment or slightly bigger house? I would say no unless you are also getting a new job, changing schools or massively reducing how long you commute. You will quickly use up the new room and not notice the difference.If you stay consider either selling stuff or using other techniques to save space. Beds with built in draws, bunk beds, storage in the kitchen, toy storage and rotation. I don't know what your family is like so I cannot be more specific.Are you getting a new
Should I move my family to Vegas?
I moved here from Ohio a year ago. A lot of factors to consider. Taxes are really low out here. No State or city income taxes. That's a big plus. Back in Ohio my condo cost $110,000 and out here the same size was $200,000. Big negative. Grocery shopping is cheap on some things and more expensive on others. Kind of balances out. A lot of competition in the grocery industry here so that helps a lot. Traffic here is the worse. Car insurance it high. Back in Ohio it was only $200 a year and here is is almost $600. You can and will get use to the heat. Don't let that be a factor. Allow a whole year to get acclimated. But the heat does make for some high electric bills. Ohio summer electric bill was about $125 and here over $300 a month. Tourism isn't a problem .. you will find that you will avoid the strip at all costs. It is a 24 hour town and you will enjoy that. You will find you aren't as sick as back home. Less allergies and less colds and flue. The dry heat is great for anyone with arthritis. So far as the children ... The schools have a bad rap here but move to a good area and you will be fine. The further away from the strip the better. Almost the entire city has HOA ( home owner associations) so be prepared for that too. For some reason people aren't friendly like everywhere else. Not that they are rude ... they just stick to themselves. Most people don't know their neighbors. A friend of mine has lived here for eight years in the same place and still doesn't know their neighbors. Seems the kids do better making friends than the adults. No real yards so to speak for the kids to play. I don't regret moving here. I love the weather and everything else I just got use to.
Should I move my money to a safer fund?
EVERYBODY lost money in the stock market last quarter, including me. However, the losses were only on paper because the stocks weren't actually sold. I've lived and recovered through several such downturns over the the years and ALWAYS came back stronger than before. The BEST strategy is to simply stick out the downturn, stay with the funds you have now, and be patient. Impatience will cost you money. Don't be a 'buy high - sell low' player.
What state should I move my family to?
First of all, I seriuosly wouldn't let some random people from yahoo answers determine where you and you're family are going to spend the rest of you're lives. But anyway, I'm not sure what you're trying to get away from by leaving the south... Is it the weather, atmosphere or just the people? If I knew what you're looking for I would have a better idea of where to suggest you're family could move to. Connecticut is a great area to raise your kids. The schools are grade A, it's right on the east coast next to a few nice beaches, and in most areas its very safe. The only downside is it can be quite expensive, but definately worth it. Also, if you're looking into the New England area of the USA, we're known for our beautiful autumn season, where the abundant plantlife turns into beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red http://c2.api.ning.com/files/0u8n1mHBqiLkDrDIA0LkGZQPoC58r*90aBbnpFtnCnnEEeDCsOncyDQUWXmh6SkGkVHXAeTULkUCFIpO4LfqL1SAdh8cu2Cn/20_t.jpg Also Massachusets is known for some very nice suburbs with great school systems and provide a great environment for raising a family. The only thing I'd warn you about is the drastic change in weather you'll experience when moving north. The winters are so much colder than it gets down in Georgia. Hope you get out of Georgia soon, and I wish you and you're family the best of luck in finding a pleasant area to raise you're family. =-)
Don't do it. Your startup doesn't need to be in SF, and as a first time founder you need some proof before even getting funding.Instead do the following:1. Build an MVP with your friends or people who will work with you on equity for the product (IE no pay)2. Get the customers going and start splitting revenue with those friends at the point of equity described in point #13. If your friends suck at coding or aren't willing to do this then find someone on Upwork, the world's largest online workplace who will do it for you. Use stuff like Sketch + Invision to make screens of every single function and be sure everything makes perfect sense on paper / prototype. In fact if you can't use Sketch or Invision then use something like POP (its an app where you use pencil + paper and camera shots to actually make a portotype)4. Market the crap out of the product locally in DC, its like a huge city you don't even need SF for that.Looking at it, why the heck do you need to move to SF? DC has a pretty awesome startup enviornment.Keep all the money you would spend on rent and invest it as an angel into your product. After you get enough customers apply to a bunch of accelerators (here is where you can move to SF if you get into something like Y-Combinator etc.In other words don't even apply to accelerators until you have a product people either really want or need and you have growth in double digits every week for like 4-6 weeks. You could also join a bunch of slack groups that talk about startups and find people similar to you there and what they did.But honestly I wouldn't start your own startup unless you already have funds and experience. It's best to work at a couple in DC for a year or two and learn as much as possible. Save all that money you earn for your startup. Then after you have enough experience go for it. It's hard to do it from scratch but you can, just be ready to go into debt if you don't have the funds.
If you have the earning capacity or the capital to be able to afford a good health insurance policy, then you should choose the US because it's where your primary interests are located. For a safe environment, if you want a big city, I'd choose Boston or New York. If you want a smaller community, I'd choose almost anywhere in the North-East or on the West Coast.If you haven't got the money to buy a good health insurance policy in the US, France or almost any other EEA country would be a good choice. In France you could choose to live almost anywhere but just avoid those huge suburban estates that seem to be a dumping ground for poor immigrants. Even if you are poor, with a bit of research and perseverance you can find somewhere much better to live. I assume that your native language is Spanish, so I think that you should consider Spain. Anywhere away from the tourist areas will be pleasant.As your English is good, the UK and Ireland are possibly places you should consider. Most places away from poor inner city areas are safe.One thing you should consider is that unless you're very rich, you can't simply choose a country and move there. You need a job offer or evidence that you can earn a substantial amount from self-employment. The US operates its Green Card lottery and if Colombia is a qualifying country, you can apply and try to get into the US that way. There may be other ways that you can get legal immigration rights but you really should consult an immigration lawyer.
How to tell my family that we have to move out of state?
I'm sorry for your difficult situation. I'm a little surprised, well not really, that Obama's administration hasn't done more for employment like they promised, but it's probably best they stay uninvolved. Anyways, I think it depends on how critical your situation at your current home is. First off, Fort Wayne, IN is by no means a small country town. In fact, it's the 2nd largest town in Indiana and has a higher population than Miami, Florida. I would tell your wife in a relaxed setting. Not right after she gets home from work, or is cooking supper. Those are bad times to mention anything important. I would tell her and not your children (if you have children) and then you two decide how to tell your kids. It will be easier for them to make the move if they are younger, they are less resistant to change. If they seem to oppose the move, don't get frustrated with their lack of cooperation or understanding, simply embrace the idea of the move being a new start, a new adventure, with new opportunities, and new friendships. The best method for revealing it to the kids is in a "family gathering" where you have their complete and undivided attention. Quite frankly, you're severely underprepared and rushed to make this hasty announcement, so don't dilly dally. Also consider the time it takes to move. Will you honestly be able to pack all the necessary possessions for your trip, and do you have travel plans made? I wish you the best of luck in this transition my friend, God bless.