Consider costs of living, relocation financial assistance, job opportunities and your family's happiness.

For more than two decades, Steve and Ranu Hubbard built their lives in Richmond, Virginia, where they owned a house and raised three children.

So it was hard to decide what to do when they learned Steve's job would soon relocate 700 miles away. His company was shifting its headquarters to St. Louis. Employees had a choice: Move to Missouri and keep their jobs, or stay put and lose them.

It was the middle of the Great Recession, so job opportunities were scarce. There was no telling how long it would take Steve to find another comparable position. Just as difficult to predict was how their kids would adapt to different schools and new classmates.

"For us, the evaluation was, 'What's the negative impact of moving away from family and a place we had been for over 20 years versus the negative impact of staying there and maybe having to take a significant pay cut or not being able to find a job for a period of time?'" Steve Hubbard recalls.

Read more...


3 Facts About the IB Career-Related Program
3 Facts About the IB Career-Related Program
Using Volunteer Work to Pay Down Student Debt
Using Volunteer Work to Pay Down Student Debt
Learn when it pays to seek out professional advice and grow
Learn when it pays to seek out professional advice and grow
How International Students Can Earn U.S. Nursing Degrees
How International Students Can Earn U.S. Nursing Degrees
How Postponing Student Loan Payments Raises Costs
How Postponing Student Loan Payments Raises Costs
How to Use Student Experiences to Find a Global University
How to Use Student Experiences to Find a Global University
How Foreign Dentists Can Get U.S. Degrees, Training
How Foreign Dentists Can Get U.S. Degrees, Training
Find Law Schools to Study Family Law, Child Advocacy
Find Law Schools to Study Family Law, Child Advocacy
What You Can Expect From an MBA Degree
What You Can Expect From an MBA Degree
How to Get a Job in Animation
How to Get a Job in Animation
Why Standardized Tests Matter Beyond College Admissions
Why Standardized Tests Matter Beyond College Admissions
What It Takes to Get Accepted at a Top MBA Program
What It Takes to Get Accepted at a Top MBA Program
How to Gauge the Strength of Law School Clinics
How to Gauge the Strength of Law School Clinics
Hot Jobs for MBA Grads
Hot Jobs for MBA Grads
7 Ways MBA Programs Work to Make Investment Pay Off
7 Ways MBA Programs Work to Make Investment Pay Off
Boost a Hospitality Career With Online Courses
Boost a Hospitality Career With Online Courses
How to Submit a Unique Medical School Application
How to Submit a Unique Medical School Application
Explore 7 Common Types of Scholarships
Explore 7 Common Types of Scholarships
The Common App: Everything You Need to Know
The Common App: Everything You Need to Know
How student loan interest can lower your taxes
How student loan interest can lower your taxes
4 Things to Know About Online Executive MBA Programs
4 Things to Know About Online Executive MBA Programs
Pros, Cons of Using Cryptocurrency to Pay for College
Pros, Cons of Using Cryptocurrency to Pay for College
 Become a Licensed Teacher Online
Become a Licensed Teacher Online
Keep Anxiety in Check During Medical School Interview
Keep Anxiety in Check During Medical School Interview
Answer the 5 Hardest MBA Interview Questions
Answer the 5 Hardest MBA Interview Questions
How to do Valentines day on a student budget
How to do Valentines day on a student budget
What You Can Use Scholarship Money For
What You Can Use Scholarship Money For
Online Sports Management Grad Degrees
Online Sports Management Grad Degrees
Understand AP Research Assessments
Understand AP Research Assessments
4 Times Taking a Free Online Course
4 Times Taking a Free Online Course
Show Empathy in Medical School Multiple Mini Interviews
Show Empathy in Medical School Multiple Mini Interviews
Finalize Law School Applications for Fall 2018
Finalize Law School Applications for Fall 2018
The Kids Are Not Alright
The Kids Are Not Alright
10 B-Schools for High-Paying Finance
10 B-Schools for High-Paying Finance
Alternative to Student Loans
Alternative to Student Loans
Understand Bar Exam Character
Understand Bar Exam Character