We needed a place to stay close to the airport, so we searched for a nice apartment for rent in Jacksonville FL. I would not know if the move for work would be permanent for almost a year. That is how it goes sometimes with a job. I was responsible for flying back and forth from our offices in Jacksonville to the main production facility up north. My wife and I wanted to rent a very affordable place on a one-year lease. If the job turned out to be temporary, we would only have a few months left on a lease we could afford to cover with my housing allowance while needing to get a place wherever we moved to.
My work is okay with the housing benefit. I just did not want any issues with this particular assignment. If I had to move in nine months, then we would be locked into three more months on a lease while having to rent another place. We are saving our money, and we wanted to rely completely on our housing allowance for apartment rental costs. Continue reading