This is a good thread.
Should be required reading for newbies.
Money does not make the world go around but by heck it helps to have as much as you can arriving here!
That is at least the time you have to give yourself to settle!!
Anything less and your are unfair to your family and yourself - and wasting a visa I may add.
It is financially harder at the moment so people really need to consider their plans - is it a dream or can it be reality??