I've got this ongoing fantasy about living cheaply abroad. Is it doable to live for $500 a month or so in some foreign locale? [more inside]
posted by D-ten
on Jun 25, 2008 -
My wife and two kids and I are not able to renew the lease on the house we're renting in a Maryland suburb of DC (the landlord is selling his other house and moving back into this one), so we're looking to move at the end of August. I've also been contemplating a career change for a while, and as this "opportunity" has dropped in our lap, we're thinking about making a city change as well, that would benefit my intended Mac development career, possibly to the SF Bay Area or Seattle. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mboszko
on Apr 5, 2008 -
I am considering moving to Santa Cruz for a Ph.D program. I visited the city for 4 days last week and really enjoyed the area. Everyone I have talked to mentions how expensive it is. It is true that housing is extremely expensive, renting too. But, I didn't find the food in the grocery stores to be outrageous, eating out wasn't terrible either. Unless I'm missing something, its the housing which gives the city its stigma for being expensive. Plus, there are 140 Ph.D students at UCSC which obviously make ends meet in some way (albeit poor college student life isn't too bad). Am I close to correct here? Also, I'd love to know what you think of the area!!
posted by noahdubya
on Mar 25, 2008 -
I've been living on my own for about five years now, but I still cannot for the life of me understand grocery shopping. I've tried buying the staples, easy-to-cook meals, and even specific recipes. But I always end up ordering take out after a week. [more inside]
posted by pedmands
on Mar 3, 2008 -
What's the best way to get the smell of tea in the room or all over the House? [more inside]
posted by kall
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
posted by snap_dragon
on Jan 20, 2008 -
I have a two part question, about mold in the US, in buildings and the like. I'm thinking of moving, and I'm also allergic to mold. So this is a huge concern for me.
a. What parts of the US is mold rare?
and b. What parts of the US is mold commonplace? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Help me decide where to live: Mid 20s in San Diego or Seattle? The factors of importance are within. But any unique perspective will help. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Dec 18, 2007 -
I'm writing a letter to the adult children of a poet who died in the 90s, asking them for permission to use their mother's writing as part of a creative project I'm doing (experimental audio/video).
posted by allterrainbrain
on Dec 12, 2007 -
I am looking for books ( fiction or non-fiction ) about the adventures of city living. Give me tales of colorful characters in New York, dandys in London, and criminals in Tokyo. I want to read about restaurants, jazz clubs, gambling dens, eccentric shops, and seedy alleyways.
posted by jasondigitized
on Nov 23, 2007 -
hi, friends. hope everyone in the states had a great holiday! i am interested in learning about louisville, kentucky as a possible destination for a young, refugee couple from liberia that have been living in san diego for two years. [more inside]
posted by sacho
on Nov 22, 2007 -
There's a good chance that I'll be moving to the Netherlands in the next few weeks. What are the best resources that could help me find a place to live (preferably a studio apartment) in Delft?
posted by kepano
on Sep 4, 2007 -
Due to my life as a secret agent, I constantly move house. Futon, possessions, toiletries, books, clothes, my entire life. Living out of boxes sucks, and moving loose unboxed items just sucks
. Are there any fancy systems, boxes, thingamajigs that can help? [more inside]
posted by Xere
on Sep 1, 2007 -
I am having a hard time understanding the law on who can claim who as a Dependant in my situation and need some help.
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posted by unsurmountable
on Aug 24, 2007 -
So, I'm relocating to a small (30,000 people) high-culture town in about a week. I'm also starting over from scratch on furniture, and want to outfit a one bedroom apartment nicely. So, I'm looking for both your apartment neat tricks -and- your favorite online furniture seller. [more inside]
posted by lilithim
on Aug 3, 2007 -
What makes Albany, NY a cool place to live? I recently accepted a job that's going to take me there in a few months, and I must admit, I know next to nothing about the place. [more inside]
posted by scooterdman
on Aug 2, 2007 -
The book that got away! Trying to find a small photo book I once saw with photos of (truly) tiny apartments.
posted by lorimer
on Jul 6, 2007 -
Resources for finding rental houses in Northern/ Eastern Or Southern Ontario.Anyone have some good sources or leads?
posted by plumberonkarst
on Jul 4, 2007 -
Lake Tahoe Living: Possibly moving to north-shore of Lake Tahoe. What are the cheapest options available for apartment living up there? [more inside]
posted by rlef98
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Are there any faux-pas to watch out for when looking for accomodations for University? Snag: I'm going into first year Undergrad, the year most people either spend at home or in University provided residence. [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Jun 7, 2007 -
I'm about to live out of my car for about two months. What tips or tricks should I know before doing this? [more inside]
posted by mulkey
on Jun 3, 2007 -
My brother is moving to Columbia, South Carolina for school at USC and would really appreciate your input on a safe place to live and enjoy the city for at least 4 years. [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses
on May 20, 2007 -
Dream living situation turned nightmare. Is there a way get rid of the problem roomies before things turn even uglier? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on May 18, 2007 -
Flathunting: How do I convince people that I'm the perfect new flatmate for their established flat? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks
on May 18, 2007 -
Midlife crisis? So, my husband and I have spent the past few years working to live more simply. We recognized that we did not want to spend our lives working very hard to have more stuff. So, we have simplified and are thinking about what to do next. [more inside]
posted by kantgirl
on Jan 28, 2007 -
Would a member know what is considered a reasonable and just fee acting as a legal Executor for a person's Estate in the State of Florida? Is there a web site that would provide an estimate of Executors fees handling the disposition of a Florida Living Trust? Thank you.
posted by Mckoan1
on Dec 18, 2006 -
I've got the opportunity to do an American Exchange next Autumn from my UK University for about 15 weeks. What are the key culture changes that I'll experience? Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by philsi
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Why can't I get along with my roommate? I am going through all kinds of grief trying to figure out this situation and I can't seem to deal with my living situation. [more inside]
posted by tev
on Nov 27, 2006 -
I'm tired of making next to nothing writing complete bullshit. I'm so so so so tired of it. I want to maximize my freelance potential and even enter into whoredom so I can make some money to live on.
I'm in graduate school right now, but I need income, and I'd like to continue on in the field of creative journalism or analysis. What can I do? (this gets complicated) [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Oct 19, 2006 -
Help my younger sister decide whether or not to buy a co-op apartment. There's some [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Aug 31, 2006 -