On 3/17/2017 11:25 AM, Ed Mullen wrote:
This is why when I read about incomes, which are usually lower in
southern states, I discount any comparisons because they don't bother to
factor in cost of living differences. Sure, Mississippi has a much
lower average income, it also costs less to maintain a certain standard
of living there.
When I see TV shows where people pay $700,000 to $1,000,000 for a 1300
sq. ft. house in a city, I know it isn't around HERE!
On 3/17/2017 at 2:29 AM, Ron Hunter's prodigious digits fired off with
I live in the heart of the Left Coast so I believe the cost of
everything here (except for fresh veggies?) is more expensive than
Texas. If it weren't for me owning my home full and clear and the
property tax price governor of Proposition 13, I would have a whole lot
less discretionary income. Unfortunately, my kids and grandkids will not
be so fortuitous.
Yes, seeing the look on people moving from California, or the
Northeast, to Texas when they go home shopping is pretty interesting.
Usually, their jaws are slung a bit low.
That was me in 1998 when we moved from NJ to the Atlanta area. I wasn't
working but, even so, after about 6 months here I said, "Geez! What am
I gonna do with all this extra money?!!!" Cost of living difference was
astonishing, even though I knew it beforehand.
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