Originally Posted by goneFXcrazy
Ya when all is said and done, it's hella expensive either way
No doubt. Depending on the industry, living up here is expensive but proportionate to wages. However, basic service jobs don't pay well enough to cover the cost of living unless you have two wage earners in the same household.
Thus, I preach to folks younger than me that education and vocational skills are crucial. College isn't for everyone, and I don't think that everyone should attend. But if you aren't going to college, I think that you should at least be learning a skilled trade. Low level service jobs should be considered transitory, not career options.