Nothing new under the sun; having money helps to earn money. Still, I believe it may be interesting to document my particular - why I could not have had the well-paying job I have today if I was not quite confortable - as a very concrete example. And while other paths do exists, and I don't claim it's necessary to already have money to get the kind of income I get as a software engineer, I just note how much being financially secure helped.
There are two related questions: why do I leave Berlin and why do I leave my job at AWS. While they are strongly related, I prefer to only concentrate on the Berlin part.