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26F asked for housing advice earlier and back asking for more :). Will be starting as an associate at S&C at the end of the month. Current financial situation is - ~200k of student loans; ~80k of investments; and a starting salary of 200K. I have no financial support form family and am sure that I will never receive any money/inheritances. I plan to leave Big Law as soon as I can financially afford to do so. (Continued below)

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Do not live in JC if you are newly moving here.

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So the question is- If you were me, would you choose to live in Jersey City with a 20-25 minute ferry commute (pay about $1,850 in rent for a luxury, spacious 2 bed/2bath apartment with a roommate + receive NJ income tax benefits) OR live with a roommate in a 2 bed/ 2 bath Downtown Brooklyn Gold Street area (pay about about 2.4k a month to live in a new but less luxurious-Aka no W/D in unit and stuff, 10 minute walk from the nearest subway stops). Brooklyn apartment would be about a 23-26 minute commute (includes about 16 minutes walking total and the rest in the subway). Any monthly savings would go towards paying back loans/investing to achieve financial freedom sooner! Sorry to ask you all to make my decisions for me - but I really do appreciate any insight/advice from fish 🐠

@m1 1850 was her share of the 2br. So 3700 total

you can live in Brooklyn for way less than that 2.4k a month, which I'd recommend

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