How do you get yourself to stick with routines that will improve your life? I'm trying to get myself to stick with simple & easy routines surrounding issues like my finances, my health, and my work, but have trouble being consistent. [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on May 19, 2006 -
I'm interested in comparing life in D.C. to Boston. I love Boston but the housing costs are outrageous and the winters are much too long. Any thoughts on how these two cities compare?
posted by mintchip
on May 5, 2006 -
How long to give a new job/city time before deciding its not working out? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj
on Apr 24, 2006 -
I know nothing about Orange County, but I need to live there for 5 weeks. Help! [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Apr 9, 2006 -
I know many people who don't live in houses but in apartments - empty nesters, young couples with or without children. However, if you were to base your idea of Americans' residences solely on television shows, it would seem that absolutely everybody lives in a house. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Mar 21, 2006 -
I'm relocating to NYC from Tokyo next month and am looking for some advice on prospective neighborhoods [more inside]
posted by aussie_in_NY
on Mar 1, 2006 -
How can I make my medical treatment preferences, not just in case of a living will, known? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Me and the significant other are moving out in about 2 weeks time to our first 1 bedroom apartment. Rent is looking about 1/3 of total income including water, gas and trash (not bad for Southern California) and most of our major furniture/appliance costs seems to be taken care of already. Is there anything we should consider, highlight, or otherwise be aware of before we live the life of paupers?
posted by ilikebike
on Jan 5, 2006 -
It's that time of year again. Is there a rule of thumb or minimum, percentage-wise, to expect to keep up with inflation and cost-of-living for this year compared to last? [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Sep 12, 2005 -
Living in Canada questions:
I am planning to work there next year. Is it sane to arrive in March? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on Aug 18, 2005 -
I'm moving to LA soon and have two questions.
First, I have a rental budget of around $1200 to $1500 a month for a one-bedroom (not a studio!). I want to live close enough to enjoy all that LA has to offer but not so close that I have to pay way more for a lot less. Any ideas on areas of town, specific rental agencies, websites, complexes, etc.
Second, is living out there really all that much more expensive than saying living in Houston, Texas for example? Can anyone offer specifics on what costs so much.
posted by JPowers
on Jul 27, 2005 -
When I finish up my econ degree next spring, I was looking at a job with a Fed Reserve Branch in Florida (I'm in Orlando), which necessitates either Jacksonville or Miami. I'm looking mostly for information on living in Miami (I have a bunch of information on Jacksonville). I'm mainly interested in information about the city, price of living, etc. in web or book format, and I'm also interested in people's comments about living in either place. [more inside]
posted by Drylnn
on Jul 11, 2005 -
What's a good way to make friends when moving to a new city? My baby sister is graduating from college this spring and relocating to Chicago. I'd really like to help her find her way once she gets here. [more inside]
posted by Sully6
on Apr 27, 2005 -
16 yo college Senior found out last week she is doing second year of intern work at a lab in Childrens Hospital in Boston. Last year she had a place to stay, this year she doesn't. Need help with finding lists for appropriate living arrangements [more inside]
posted by mss
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Is it possible for a mid 30's person to change their life habits? Even more specificially, can a lifetime of disorganization be turned around into one of organization? (MI) [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Oct 9, 2004 -
My 23 year-old brother is moving to London for a couple of years (European citizen, so no work permit issues). He will have very little money when he gets there, so he is looking for affordable lodging. When I did the same thing 10 years ago, I stayed at a hostel for a couple of months until I had a steady income, had enough money for a deposit, and found roommates for a flat. Would you concur that this is the best option, and if so, do you have any hostels to recommend? Mine was in Holland Park and I liked it, but I can't remember the name or anything about it. I'd also appreciate hearing any alternate suggestions for inexpensive housing in London. Thank you very much for your help!
posted by widdershins
on Sep 7, 2004 -
I'm thinking seriously about buying a duplex and living in the bottom unit. Have any of you ever done this? What are the downsides, other than the tenant/maintenance issues?
posted by pomegranate
on Apr 29, 2004 -
I'm moving to Portland, Maine and wondered if anyone had recommendations for neighborhoods. I'm looking for places that are funky, artsy and not-so-sterile. [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Apr 26, 2004 -
I have been giving some thought to moving from Australia to Hong Kong for a while (6 months +). What tips would you give to a newcomer to the area - from finding a place to live onwards? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by backOfYourMind
on Jan 6, 2004 -
My wife and I (childless) and our single-mother friend (three children) are thinking of pooling our resources and sharing either two homes on a single large property, or a custom single home for two family units, with some shared living areas (using a design compatible with selling the home as a bed & breakfast inn, and turning a very, very
nice profit on the deal).
Has anyone ever taken part in an alternative living arrangement? Co-parented with another family? Shared a property investment with a friend and survived to tell the tale
? Merged two families? Developed rules and understandings that made it a success in the end? Can friends stay friends when money and living space and "self" space enter the picture? Shared resources?
With your working-knowledge advice and guidelines, perhaps we'll be able to build up the confidence in the idea to take the risk, co-invest and co-parent, and make it possible for the kids to become super-successes as adults, and help each other profit to early retirement. Whatcha got for me? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish
on Jan 2, 2004 -