Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Question of the Day #968

My friend M posted this Facebook status this morning:

"Wondering how much money you need to just disappear and start over. Just something that I think about from time to time."

How much money do you think it would take? And do you ever think about it?



  1. You don't need any money at all. I wish I had a nickel for all the people I know who've given it all up for a dream and a one-way ticket to LA, to NY, to Italy, etc and never looked back.

    I think about disappearing and starting over every single day. I even have my husband believing in my plan these days! ;-)

  2. I started over in aug 2010 with very little in my pocket and moved to nj. Change is a positive thing...

  3. Kristin and Matt are right - big change can come cheap (plus you can always get a job wherever you're going). To be set for life, though? That's a tricky question. You'd have to invest, then live off the interest, since money's always a moving target. Like maybe if you had ten million banked/invested, it would work.

  4. I saved about 5000 dollars and moved from phoenix to portland oregon two years ago. I left my friends and family and never looked back. It was really hard at first and then I met some great people and found a great job and now i'm happier than i've ever been.....Todd H

  5. I've never thought about it. It's not something I'm considering (most days0. :D

  6. I just moved to Toronto after college ... hoping to find something here ... no luck yet though. It was one of those things I wanted to do. Thought things/life would be better here. We'll see :p.

    But to start all over again. You need to have enough for rent, groceries, all the other important things in life. Maybe money for schooling. I guess you need to calculate it out for yourself as it will be different for everyone!

  7. I could do it for a dollar if I could keep proof of my education and my resume copy...


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