Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Moving Boxes

Choose the closest answer to each of the following questions:

1. How easy will it be to find another job?

a) Easy! My field is in high demand and I’m already fielding offers.

b) It may take time, but it shouldn’t be too difficult. I’m sending out applications.

c) Difficult … I have a very unique skill set that doesn’t work for every company.

d) Oh, I don’t know! I’m sure I can find something.

2. Who will you make the move with?

a) Just me (and maybe my pet).

b) Me and my spouse

c) Me, my spouse, and our young children.

d) My entire family – including three teenagers, the dog, and the mother-in-law.

3. If you have kids, how easy will this move be for them?

a) I don’t have kids!

b) Easy – they are young or very eager to move.

c) It may be an adjustment, but they seem fine with the idea.

d) They are fighting me tooth and nail!

4. Consider moving expenses, your credit, and the financial burden of moving. Will it be:

a) Piece of cake! My credit is excellent, I have savings set aside for the move and enough to tide me over while I settle in, decorate, and find a new job – about three month’s salary.

b) It might be a challenge, but I am saving and planning and should be ready in a few months.

c) It will be difficult, but my credit is okay, and I won’t move unless I find a job first.

d) I really don’t have a clue. Can’t I just wing it?

5. I want to move because:

a) I can’t find a good reason not to!

b) For my job or other financial reasons.

c) I am just ready for a change.

d) I’m ready for an adventure!

Give yourself 5 points for every “A” answer, 4 points for every “B” answer, three points for every “C” answer, and two points for every “D” answer.

21 to 25 points: Start packing – you are ready to move!

16 to 20 points: Give yourself time to do a little research and planning before making a major move.

10-15 points: You might want to wait a while and be sure a big move is the right decision for you and your family.