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Stay in blighty or move to spain?

Old Jun 27th 2006, 9:20 am
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[QUOTE=Mrs eddie]Brill advice ......

We've just upped sticks and moved to Spain, we have two young kids..both under 4....had to sell up and follow our dream for a better life while we are young enough.....well 31...eek - not as young as you tho mate - so gori but try and sort a job out before.....

Lifes to short to be unhappy - but you need money to get by wherever you are so just don't rush in....

You sound switched on anyway .....best of luck to you


Thank you for everyone responses.

We are both flying for an airline me longhaul and her shorthaul and we both hate it. Think we will bite the bullet and take a risk move without having work hoping we can survive the winter in majorca. There must be some work there of some description. We have £20k behind us so enough for rent, food, etc.

thanks for the encouragement.

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Old Jun 27th 2006, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Mrs eddie
Brill advice ......

We've just upped sticks and moved to Spain, we have two young kids..both under 4....had to sell up and follow our dream for a better life while we are young enough.....well 31...eek - not as young as you tho mate - so gori but try and sort a job out before.....
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Good luck to you both Andy.
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Old Jun 27th 2006, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by Mrs eddie
Brill advice ......
So what do you for a living, unfortunately sun shine and nice weather doesn't put the food on the table

Regardless of what you decide I would keep your finances solid, avoid consumer debt credit cards etc. There is nothing worse than having an opportunity to follow you dream and then not be able to do because you don't think you can do it.

In my informal poll most people that live in Spain full time are either retirees (or close to it) or been relocated for employment. Very few people are successful at the "no going back" deal.

It is a tough question, do you trade a good job and a secure future for good weather and an uncertian future. Its a tough question.

Do you mind being a low wage bar waiter?

Having said all that we picked up stakes 7 years ago to take an uncertain future in Germany, and now are moving to Madrid this fall. In spite of a lot of financial stress over the years we've never looked back.
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Old Jun 27th 2006, 2:21 pm
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Go for it...you are young...enjoy your life! We are moving to Spain from England later this year and wish we had done it years ago...but sadly we were not in a position financially to do this years ago. We are now in our early 50's our children have left home and we are looking forward to starting a new life in the sun.

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Old Aug 1st 2006, 8:44 pm
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i am now 50 (almost)
and we are moving to Spain in 6 weeks.
my advice, you are actually a little young (in years anyway)
to be thinking about the wealth versus happiness question

but since you are there is no doubt Happiness everytime.

my brother is 57 and still chasing wealth he'll never get to enjoy.

Off you go and sell suncream matey!!!!!!!!

buenos suerte
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Old Aug 1st 2006, 9:07 pm
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[QUOTE=jonesa80]
Originally Posted by Mrs eddie
Thank you for everyone responses.

There must be some work there of some description. We have £20k behind us so enough for rent, food, etc.

thanks for the encouragement.

andy
they say two people can't live off love alone but if you die trying oh what a way to go......seriously, try and secure reasonable jobs to bring in a descent income before quitting imo makes good common sense
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