We came here with around $10k and four kids, no jobs, no long term rental, no car, no nowt really and were here loving it nice rental and building our won place....
IF YOU WANT IT BAD ENOUGH ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE !!!!
Last edited by HEAPS GOOD !!!; 11-10-2009 at 07:16 AM.
We hope to move over with £50k from our house sale.... this is everything we have....but I do worry that we are using our life savings ( i.e. retirement fund) to live our dream of moving to Australia for the sake of our children and for a better family life... I now worry that we may use alot of the savings whithin the first few months We were hoping to put most of our money away until we settle in and then use some of the money as a deposit for when we buy our first home...and also "what about when we retire!!!!"
OMG what a worry, please can someone reasure me....
This is a very hard one and i can't stand to think people are coming over here for better with a small amount of money and no jobs
we came over here with a very significant amount of money and yet it is still difficult hubby had a good better paid job than the uk job to come to I am working and earing a good wage but it is not in my opinion and other friends i have talked to cheaper than the uk , we all feel so often ripped off and blinded by the weather if you ask me is it better than what i left behind then yes because we bought our first house in the uk 20 years ago have had 4 since always made money on them so came over to be practicaly morgage free both work less hours
not to be full off it would i come with £5k or even £20 not on your life and no doubt i will get slatted for this but i am going on what i have experienced and if you are going to have to work you're boll**** off to live here you may want to re asses what your doing
Yes the sun shines longer but there is still crime drugs single mum unemployment etc etc
I do not wish to upset anyone these are just my finding and I am quite liking my life here but am very fortunate to have had a good life in the uk to set me up here
I awaite the slagging off but hey
We had NO savings whatsoever! We came over really quickly and as we were 1) not savers and 2) not expecting to move to oz we had a few months of trying to save as much as possible! However, we were really lucky as my hubbys employers paid for all our flights, moving and visa costs and agreed to pay the first months rent....even so it has cost a fortune! We sold 2 cars in the uk and only had enough from that to buy one car here (they are very expensive), we had to pay out thousands for a short term furnished rental and a bond for our new rental. Then there are the costs of buying things over again (if you're not shipping anything) or buying essentials to tide you over until the shipping arrives! Factor in customs charges, med insurance, rego, car insurance and all the usual bills and it failry adds up!
As others have mentioned, if you are not coming to a job then it a good idea to plan on having a few months worth of money to tide you over. I really wish that we had more time save that as Im not working yet and we are paying out all the time. There is light at the end of the tunnel tho as once we are in the perm rental and have bought our white goods then the finaces should hopefully settle right down.
BUT it is do-able! And in my opinion it is worth the uncertainty now to live in such a lovely place. Yep there is crime, but MUCH less than in where we moved from in Glasgow. Yes it will be hard financially but there are loads of things to do here that dont cost money. We have only been here for six weeks but we can see the possibilities here and they look a lot nicer for us than back home!
Good luck with everything:):)
EDIT - Another good thing is that if you rent you dont pay council tax :D just remembered that one......!
Last edited by allie; 09-10-2009 at 03:55 PM.
Im wondering where my 5th kid came from - re heaps post - unless he means himself
we had a bit more than 10k and only 4 kids...got a banger of a car to get us mobile in 1st few days, its still going strong now - got a 2nd car after a few mths, paid a good deposit and got finance on it.
we paid rent up front so at least we knew we had a roof over our heads etc, the money flows out initially and the sooner your are working the better, and not being funny but any job is better than no job and the first job is the most important as its an aussie reference.
Martin was lucky enough to start work 2wks after landing. but hes now on his 5/6th job as most jobs are casual roles and they can lay you off in 5mins etc - happy to report hes in a ft perm role now and ive been fulltime perm from day 1 in my job.
and we made fab friends - priceless!
Last edited by katsmajic; 11-10-2009 at 12:13 AM.
Single mum unemployment?? You should have stayed in the UK, at least you'd feel happier under a Tory government.
Originally Posted by massive
Lots of single mums and dads here in Oz doing a great job thanks for asking.
there are a few practical issues, like paying a deposit for a rental, rent, car if you need one, but if you don't have much money to bring to Aus you have not got much money in the UK, so the question is where do you want to live with not much money.:)
i always have my mums saying in the back of my mind when im thinking about money, and that is 'There are no pockets in shrouds'
live life, have fun ... if you are up for adventure then go for it. if your potential financial circumstances make you feel unsafe then dont do it - you dont have to!!
Originally Posted by soggy
That would be Somerton Park. Who needs a TV, Foxtel, stereo or a dvd player when THAT beach is right there?!! No bloody beaches in Leicester that's for sure. I'm struggling to find work at the moment, but I'll be damned if I'm giving up!!