There must be something about the number 20 that makes me move. I immigrated to the Bay Area from the Philippines back in 2000 and then moved to Vegas 20 years later. Check out my article sharing my immigrant story.
I didn't know anyone when I moved here to Vegas back in August.
I had no family nor friends at that time living here.
Was I scared to move and start all over again?
Of course! It’s normal to feel at least some nervousness moving to a new city and starting all over. Thankfully, I already have an established business which allows me to work pretty much anywhere in the world remotely, so I didn't have to worry about the financial piece.
One of my worries of having to start all over again was spending the holidays on my own. I like to be around people during the holidays. Since I moved during the pandemic it was challenging at first to meet new people and make friends due to the restrictions — in-person meet-ups and events were very limited.
Thankfully Vegas is more relaxed and dine-in was already allowed when I moved here. Not to mention there are lots of apps where you can meet friends. I became very proactive joining several Facebook groups and used Bumble bff (if you didn't know there is a bff version of this dating app). I have met some great people through these two channels.
I am thankful that almost three months in, I already have a number of friends I can just call and hang out with now. I’ve even been invited to two homes for Thanksgiving.
I definitely have a lot to be thankful for in life.
So why am I bringing this up? I am sharing this mainly because I meet people who are scared of moving to a new place where they don't know anyone and then they complain about not having friends. Then they complain about being lonely and then they go out in the dating world only to be burned by the wrong men.
I've also heard from others about people moving here and complaining about the heat, the traffic, etc. I personally don't attract complainer friends into my life so I only hear it through others. If I do, they normally stop complaining when being around me or they disappear pretty quickly from my life. Want to know how? Study the "Law of Attraction".
The other reason I'm also sharing this is to remind you that you get back what you put in the world. This same concept applies to your finances. Friends don't just show up at your door, you have to be proactive and put yourself out there. Your finances aren't going to improve if you just sit back and do nothing thinking whatever you're doing is going to change anything.
Since it is Thanksgiving and Black Friday this week, I want to make it easier for you to get your finances together and to stop making excuses.
I'm offering 50% off* my financial coaching services till the end of November.
To take advantage of the financial coaching discount, you just have to schedule a complimentary chat till end of November and pay the full fee during the complimentary.
*In order to qualify for 50% off, you must have an adjusted gross income of $70K or less ($140K or less for couples combined). You will be asked to show your 2019 1040 form so I can verify during our call. All others will receive 25% off.
Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving.