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March 1, 2021

Leaving the City to Save Money? [w/ Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez]

Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez

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Are you considering leaving the city to find a more reasonable place to live? Well, you're not alone.

Even before the pandemic, big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago were seeing triple-digit daily losses due to domestic migration. The pandemic has only amplified the problem as the amenities of big city life have decreased.

Where should you go? What are some pros and cons with leaving?

That's what Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez, host of Real Simple's “Money Confidential” Podcast, is covering today.

Episode Overview

Stefanie and I review the following:

  • The pros and cons of leaving the city
  • How to prepare for a move
  • Why starting a family doesn't mean you have to leave the city

Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez is speaking from experience having gone through this decision recently as a New Yorker. If you're struggling with this emotional and financial decision, check out our episode today.


Guest Bio – Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez

Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez is the host of Real Simple magazine’s new ‘Money Confidential’ podcast, that delves into listeners (confidential) money struggles, stories and secrets, and delivers, smart and practical solutions to help them reach their financial goals.

Stefanie’s work & advice has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, USA Today and more. A go-to millennial expert, Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, CBSN, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr Oz Show, The Doctors and local news stations around the US.

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Are you considering leaving the city? How are you weighing the pros and cons?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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