Friday, May 21, 2010

Leave Jersey, save money. Right? Maybe not

The conventional wisdom is that you can't afford to live in New Jersey.

Real estate and other taxes now run the short gamut from punishing to absolutely crushing.

Move to Pennsylvania or Florida and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket, not the mayor's or governor's!

Right? Well, maybe but maybe not.

The Star-Ledger's intrepid videoguy, Brian Donohue, questions a tax adviser about the wisdom of getting out of Dodge. The Ledger's editorial cartoonist, Drew Sheneman, joins in with some very clever graphics.

We recommend that you view their report before you call your moving man.

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