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Old 07-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #21
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Texas is 3rd in terms of state budget deficit, even worse than California.

Deficit as % of 2011 spending

1 NV 45.20
2 NJ 37.40
3 TX 31.50
4 CA 29.30
5 OR 25.00
6 MN 23.60
7 LA 20.70
8 NY 18.70
9 CT 18.00
10 SC 17.40

I saw somewhere that North and South Dakota, along with Montana, are the states with low or no state budget deficits, and with low personal taxes to boot.

Come on up! My RV trips have taken me through those states. Lots of free open space. One can ride his horse for days.
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I wonder how many of the 45 million are college students and people at the very start of their careers who move from apartment to apartment in the same city as their salaries increase.
Although not because my salary increased a lot (which it did at the time), I did move 5 times in less than 24 months from the time I finished college. All the places I lived were within 35 miles of each other (NYC area) and the last 3 in that time (as well as where I live now) are within 20 miles of each other and in the came county.
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Lots of truth about many of the movers being college students or people in the early years of their career. I recently saw somewhere that only 1.8% of workers moved after they retired.

I used to think I would move somewhere (is it not in my screenname?), but it is most likely I will die where I am now. Too tired to move... Too much baggage to jettison or to carry... And for what? I can always visit these places with my RV, or to catch a flight if it involves crossing some ocean. An exciting location might just stop being so after one lives there for a while.
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OK, I found the article that said only 1.6% of retirees moved across state lines.
In 2010, just 1.6 percent of retirees between age 55 and 65 moved across state lines, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Richard Johnson, director of retirement policy research at The Urban Institute.

And even among retirees who do move across state lines, migration patterns have shifted in recent years, Johnson says. In 1990, more than one in four retirees between age 55 to 65 who did relocate across a state line moved to Florida -- and seven of the top cities for migrating retirees were in the sunshine state. Florida remains the most popular destination, but it only attracted one in seven of retirees between 2005 and 2010.

"Americans are moving to cities all over the country today when they retire," he says. The most popular destinations now include Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas and Phoenix, but New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago also attract many retirees.
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Gotta hussle to build up that resume at first, it is the only way to have a good amount of job options.

Moved 4 times a year between 18-22, once a year between 24-28, and plan to move once between 30-31 to a very telework friendly/very early retirement location (of which there are not a lot of options, I could only figure out a few, Chattanooga, Tampa, and Seattle, thinking about making a thread about it). After that, I don't plan to move again for ~30 years, and that move will be the final one to a good senior retirement state, of which there are a lot of options.
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