Millennial Money: Would you relocate for $10,000? Should you?

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Cities and states are shelling out serious cash to lure remote workers.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, will pay you $10,000 to move there and telework. West Virginia is offering $12,000 and two years of free outdoor gear rental. Move to Maine, and the state will help you pay off your student loans.

These incentives are appealing, especially for newly minted remote workers who want to capitalize on their newfound flexibility. But a snap decision could cost more than the money you're chasing.

Read the program fine print, talk to your employer and assess your own deal breakers before you pack your bags and head to Topeka, Kansas, where remote workers can get up to $10,000.


Most remote relocation programs have an application process with several rounds of interviews to screen prospective residents.