What are your tips for getting settled in a new city? I am not looking for moving tips. I am looking for tips about getting aquaintaned, settled, and secured in a new city once you are moved. If it helps, I am moving to Austin with my wife and two young kids and are leaving our friend and family behind. What services did you pay for / use that made your adjustment a lot easier? How did you learn the road system? How did you find the right community groups / churches / clubs? How did you deal with the stress and emotions that come with a big move? In a nutshell, I want to know how to make the transition to a new city a lot smoother.
How did you build up your friends and connections when you moved to a new city? Did you do it with a career, wife, and kids? My family will be moving to Austin in about 6 months. We don't have any connections there as far as friends, doctors, accountants, dentists, etc. I know certain people that have a knack for building up their connections very quickly in a new environment. I want to learn how to do that! [more inside]
Tips on moving! Have you moved across country / to a different country? With a wife and two kids? How did you organize it? I am looking for specific things that we need to add to our checklist / to-do list. Are there any good checklists out there already? We will need to line up housing. What did you forget about? What did you do that you shouldn't have done. How do you line up housing when your thousands of miles away. Specific packing / organization tips? I would like to prevent this move from becoming stressful. Please help our family move with the least amount of pain. Moving to Austin Texas if it matters.
My wife and two kids will be moving back to the U.S. after ten years out of the country. We have 7 months to plan and prep for our move. How do we do this with minimal pain? [more inside]
My wife and I will be moving stateside from Bermuda next year. We will be moving into an empty house with NOTHING
except outdated wardrobes and cash. With that said, we will be acquiring a lot
of stuff. We will need cars, furniture, appliances, electronics, art, tools, clothes, insurance, etc. etc. How can we maximize our investments in all this stuff? What is your opinion on getting good deals in each of these categories? Our financial planner suggested we incorporate
to get some tax write-offs. Another friend said to look into SwapLease
. Yet another said to buy all of our furniture in North Carolina
. If you were starting with nothing, how would you approach it? Should I walk into Best Buy and tell the manager to make me a deal
? Should we buy used cars
? Hit garage sales
? Buy fine art
? Get a part-time job at the Gap
? Where and how can I find the best deals / best investments?
After leaving Bermuda in the near future ( 6 year term limit ), my fiance and I will be relocating to the States. One place that looks great, based on demographics, trends, and our own personal requirements is Raleigh-Durham. We are actually going to visit for a few days in June to check it out. What should we do while we are there to get a good feel for the area? [more inside]
I am 30 years old and have been living in beautiful Bermuda for 4 years. I work as a computer analyst, have a good amount of money saved, and I am entirely single. Problem is, I am now ready to settle down, but a small island like this doesn't lend itself very well to meeting compatible single women who aren't tourists. If I was in love, I would stay in Bermuda as long as immigration laws would let me. I have been thinking about moving somewhere in which I can sustain my outstanding lifestyle ( think laid back, friendly people, beautiful landscape, great money ), while at the sametime increasing the likelihood of meeting / getting to know that special someone ( think hot, smart, down-to-earth, worldly ). I consider the world my oyster. I like small towns and big cities alike. Where should I consider living?