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Dan and I are going on a cruise (!) in two weeks. Dan starts orientation at UCLA in 3+ weeks, and graduate school the week after that. At some point, Dan (and I!) has to move to the region around UCLA. That would require actually having an apartment. Which we don't. Oops.

Graduate students get paid to go to school, do research, and TA; grad school is basically a prolonged training period. So, Dan has a built-in job with his schooling. Me? Not so much. Dan's income alone will not allow him to cover the monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in LA. I have very little real, valuable training that would enable me to land a good job with decent pay. And I have no real idea where to find work, since I don't know where we will be living and I likely won't have a car, at least for awhile.

So, let's revisit:
- Moving in under a month. No apartment yet.
- Need to pay rent for said mystery apartment. No job yet.

Yeah, we plan these things reeeaaaal well.

Date: 2011-08-20 11:14 pm (UTC)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)
From: [personal profile] subluxate
What about a studio? Could you manage that?

Date: 2011-08-21 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Unless you go to some craphole like Compton, even studios are still $1200 or more a month on average. Dan's doing a lot of searching right now, so we might find something yet!

Date: 2011-08-21 12:42 am (UTC)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)
From: [personal profile] subluxate
Oh god, don't live in Compton or Watts if you can avoid it.

LA is so not cheap, or easy to find housing in. Good luck.

Date: 2011-08-21 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh hells no. We'd rather commute from the house in Santa Clarita than move somewhere like Compton!

I just read some finances article, and on average people spend 25% of their income on housing. To do that, Dan and I would have to make a combined $6000 a month. Like that's ever gonna happen. We'll be luck to get $4000.

Date: 2011-08-21 01:11 am (UTC)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)
From: [personal profile] subluxate
Right? It's so fucking ridiculous. (We're going to be paying a little under half my income in rent, YAY.) Ugh. Awful.


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