Flynn - FYI
It also gives you an idea of how much you will need for a "comfortable retirement".
As of July 2020, Florida was #23 on state and Average local sales taxes. Three years before, FL was #30 so their taxes are rising. TN, AR, LA, and AL were #1, #2, #3, & #5 with the highest sales taxes.
Unfortunately, FL is #8 when it comes to gasoline taxes. GA, AL, & MS are #23, #32, & #48 on gas tax.
We have no interest in living in FL, not a fan of the constant heat and humidity unless it's beach time, we have settled on TN as our new home, that puts FL and other Gulf states within a weekend trip destination same with coming home to visit friends and family for a weekend in IL, and we still get the seasonal changes just not as drastic.
That makes two of us! Nor those big storms. Back in '03, the g/f and I drove down to visit my Dad and step who lived in Naples. Stopped in the Chattanooga area to visit friends and they warned us to be careful of some of those hills. With the low clouds that frequent the area, the hilltops have been known to have "black ice" often. And, as snow is so infrequent, most of the "natives" don't know how to handle ice or snow. But those same hills are usually such a green that we don't see here in Illinois that they are gorgeous.
Edited by JTHunter, 29 April 2021 - 10:10 PM.