I don’t feel like I live in a rural area, especially after having grown up in a tiny Midwestern town.
I had planned for the cost of renting a moving van and so on, but the “goodbye Ann Arbor” expenses added up quickly.
By the time I was eighteen, I had moved eight times with my immediate family.
It was also the weekend I had my first date with my now-boyfriend.
I’m a permanent resident of the European Union. My application was approved last week; I can stay forever.
Jenna (not her real name) is a sales analyst in Milwaukee.
Here’s what it’s cost us over the past year to buy and live in the flat we now call home.
This year, we’re not going to do anything new. Instead, we’re going to reinvest our time and effort into things we’re already doing, but not as well as we should.
It’s further away from our jobs. We won’t save much money right away. But we can start building a future.