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Old 02-12-2009, 04:00 PM
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Commute or rent?

I've recently landed an internship with a company ~30 mins north of Baltimore.

I have family that's 75miles away(150mi total commute)
Driving the Benz at 20mpg and $3/gal that comes to $450 per month. At $5/gal that's $750/month. Motorcycle(If I'm brave enough) would be $150-$300/month.

Now If I was to rent a room with strangers in the town of the job I'd be looking at $400-$500 rent plus utilities/food/etc.

Decisions, decisions....

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:12 PM
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Buy an inexpensive RV and live in it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:15 PM
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I've recently landed an internship with a company ~30 mins north of Baltimore.

I have family that's 75miles away(150mi total commute)
Driving the Benz at 20mpg and $3/gal that comes to $450 per month. At $5/gal that's $750/month. Motorcycle(If I'm brave enough) would be $150-$300/month.

Now If I was to rent a room with strangers in the town of the job I'd be looking at $400-$500 rent plus utilities/food/etc.

Decisions, decisions....
There might be someone on the Forum who would rent you a room for the duration of your internship. Diesel here is 2.39 a gallon. i would not ride a motorcycle on the Beltway...
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Rent a room. You might do better on the price if you are not going to be around on weekends. You could post a want ad at a local community college bulletin board stating what you are looking for.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:42 PM
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Buy an inexpensive RV and live in it.
That was my Dad's solution

The renting a room would be cheaper, and the motorcycle is probably out of the question. I'd be scared even if I was on a crotch rocket
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:26 PM
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That was my Dad's solution

The renting a room would be cheaper, and the motorcycle is probably out of the question. I'd be scared even if I was on a crotch rocket
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/rvs/1031697972.html

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/rvs/1004250853.html

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/1030911250.html
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:41 PM
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Great, now I want to get a Chevy van and a bike trailer
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:58 PM
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Rent. I'm sure you can find some Johns Hopkins students to room with. They'll be way too busy to be a pain in the a**.
If you'd prefer a bit of excitement from your roommates, look for a couple MICA students (MD Inst. Coll. of art).
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It rains and snows in Baltimore. Get's cold too. Forget the bike.

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