Hello! Are you interested in making a big move? Here is how Jill and her family moved to Norway (one of the most expensive places to live), without jobs or dipping into their retirement savings. Enjoy!
A lot of people point out (and rightly so) that moving to a low-cost location is one of the best financial moves you can make.
With much cheaper living expenses, the money you have saved can just go a lot farther.
But what about when the place that you want to move is NOT cheaper? What about if it is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive countries in the world?
AND what if you are planning to move there on a student visa, leaving two solid salaries behind with no guarantee of income? AND what if you have three kids who like to eat daily?
Well, that is exactly what we did in 2019 when we left a midwestern city with a relatively low cost of living to move our family of 5 to Stavanger, Norway.
It took several years of planning and included lots of unknowns and delayed plans.
But almost 3 years after our initial move, we know that we made the right choice for our family.
So how did we do it, and how did it work out? Here’s the low down. [Read more…]