Should I Move to Another State to Save Money on Taxes & Expenses?

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Many retirees bounce around the idea of moving states in retirement with the goal of saving money on taxes and expenses. It makes sense on the surface but will it benefit you as much as you hoped?

 

Many retirees bounce around the idea of moving states in retirement with the goal of saving money on taxes and expenses. It makes sense on the surface but will it benefit you as much as you hoped?

Over the past decade and more so the last few years, there’s a big migration shift taking place across the country. The states with the largest migration include Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee while California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey have been losing population.

Taxes and cost of living play into a lot of the decision but there are some other factors you need to consider as well. Today we’ll dive into the numbers, talk through some of the costs that blindside people, and help you better understand what needs to be evaluated before you make the move.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • The migration trend and what’s behind the move to different states. [2:20]
  • Here are some of the advantages. [5:31]
  • What you should consider if you’re approaching retirement and considering a move. [6:59]
  • Costs that often blindside people. [13:15]
  • A few more factors to pay attention to. [17:40]
  • The 3 big taxes you need to assess before moving. [20:40]

If you have any questions about what we discussed in this episode, please reach out and we’d be happy to provide answers.

 

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Donald W. Cash – CPA, CFP®, is an independent advisor. After graduating from Rutgers University, he began his career in 1985 as an accountant. In 1990, he entered the field of Estate Planning, concentrating on long-term care planning. Don has been advising clients in the baby boomer and retirement market for 20 years. He has helped over 1,000 families with their planning needs.

Don advocates for a holistic approach to Estate and Financial Planning and has relationships with other professionals including Attorneys, CPA’s, Mortgage Specialists, Insurance Specialists and Asset Managers.

He is married to Cathy and they have 4 children, Carly, DJ, Nick and Tori. They live in Freehold, NJ.

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