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Does it make sense to you to get a second job near my primary job, 10 miles from where I live while I'm looking for another primary job, 20 miles east of here (again, 10 miles from where I live)?

well, yes, given that you spent a year in TX looking for work, you of all people should know that the primary job 10 miles the other direction may never materialize. part-time jobs are easy to quit, so get one even if you'll only have it for a few months.

My hubby and I make lots of money but we've also made lots of mistakes. So despite our seemingly high income and despite what all of our friends think we can afford, no more massages, no manicures or pedicures, no fancy shaving cream for him, no trips to the gourmet grocery store, and two months ago I started coloring my hair at home. It looks absolutely fine. Use LaFeria by L'Oreal, leave it on 1/2 as long as the box says, and for $10 each (+ one six-pack if desired), you and a girlfriend just had a nice cheap evening. We rarely buy new clothes and for quite a while we bought NONE.

Also, lose the pets. Find a loving home for them. I love pets but they are expensive in many many ways. If you ever plan to move out of your parents' house, the appartment premium you will pay in NoVA will be outrageous.

Now's the time to focus on paying off the debt before you add rent to the whole mess.

My $.015. I can't afford $.02.

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