Originally Posted by Brat
It is my observation that each state nips you one way or the other to pay for services.* You probably pay sales tax now and if you are young and buying 'stuff' it adds up.* Except for places like NYC, MA, and CA your total tax burden is probably a push.
According to his posting history, Bimmerbill is 39 with a brand new baby, so he probably has to buy quite a bit of "stuff". Having said that, there are many differences between states/localities: income taxes, property taxes on houses on cars (sometimes), sales taxes, etc. On top of that, housing and insurance may be considerably less/more expensive than what you are used to. You really want to take a close look at the whole picture.