We all have our opinions to suit our families, and personal circumstances I agree,
In our situation we will be a lot lighter on savings but about even on the day to day living if we are lucky by the time we do get out there and settle, obviously depending on financial climate. We are hoping to have the warm outdoor family life, our house at present is worth about 120K so the money we will have would probably only be enough for a sizable deposit on a house, so far our only downfall is that my husband is a baker and that is our ticket to Oz, the jobs we have seen advertised are 1 a.m. starts and thereabouts so possibly not much better off in the 'family time' area of our hopeful future, only time will tell, at present we are still going through the process and hoping to make a life out there.
Its a chance we are willing to take, and has been mentioned before, we do have family to come back to, we do not expect everything will fall in our laps, and know we are going to have work for the life we want for our children and ourselves, this in turn is going to involve some sacrifices on our part to begin with, we are always looking forward with a positive attitude and do not want to have the what-ifs haunting us.
Good luck with your decisions and future
P.S., I am not being high and mighty, sometimes words seems so harsh when you type them and I am not being harsh xxx this is how I see things for my family xx