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should i move now or wait

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Hello all, I am dealing with a dilemma. I am so unsure what to do now so I'm asking for advice. OK. I am desperate to move out of my current apartment. Why you may ask. Well aside from it being in a horrible neighborhood( some may even call it the Hood) there are frequent shootings, fights and overall crime and a huge. Lack of respect here. The rent isn't bad which is the only pro. Aside from that I have 3 small children who I am constantly worried about, rightfully so. I am currently a cna I finish lpn school in late July. I make a decent amount of money. However reality is with a higher rent, utilities, and other expenses I may not be able to afford to move just yet. I was thinking of moving in July or June. That way I'll be making Alto more money to handle my monthly expenses. Should I go ahead and move and just do what I have 2 do the first 2 months until I pass nclex(I'm gonna pass, no doubt about it) for the sake of my sanity and safety or should I wait until August/September after I've passed to move. Please help and all comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance

futurenurseOB

Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Seems like ages ago I made this post and I'm stIll wondering "WHEN".

The difference between then and now is now I'm a LPN, making more money. But I'm now playing catch up and getting my bank account off of life support. Maybe I'll move sometime after Christmas.

Any input welcomed

Finally a nurse...All for my three♡♡♡

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

I would stay put and use the affordable rent to your advantage, at least until you can get your financial house in order.

It's none of my business, but I'm guessing you probably get a decent tax refund check every spring due to having three young children. If so, I would wait until next tax season to move (yes, next year). Use that tax refund for the first/last month's rent and a deposit on a new place in a nicer part of town. Treat yourself and the kids to some new furniture, too. Good luck to you!

My kid's safety is number one to me and if I thought they were in danger by where we lived and did not have the money upfront I would get a interest free credit card and move us out ASAP then pay the money back within the interest free period. I normally would never tell someone get a credit card because i am a firm believer in living credit debt free but when it comes to little ones safety , well that's one time I would.

futurenurseOB

Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Thank you so much. I actually don't carry all three of my children so my refund is what I would call average. I was thinking about waiting until that period though to furnish my new place. I plan on saving up to pay the deposit. Thanks

Finally a nurse...All for my three♡♡♡