Recently, teachers in Oklahoma have staged a series of walkouts in protest over low pay and poor school budgets. Oklahoma taxes have recently increased to help accommodate a $6,000 salary hike. However, is it enough? And does cost of living matter when considering salaries? Continue reading Oklahoma Taxes, Teachers, And Why Cost of Living Matters
While we don’t think of Ohio as being a particularly high-cost state, a new study shows that Ohio taxes are actually quit high. Continue reading Guess What? Ohio Taxes Are Really High.
Healthcare is obviously a hot issue these days. The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain, medicare and medicaid face their own challenges, and states are exploring new ways to control their costs. However, premiums are likely to rise in 2018 and beyond so let’s take a look at the healthcare costs by state in 2018 and 2019. Continue reading Healthcare Costs By State: Where Will Premiums Rise?
Taxes vary around the country. While federal rates stay the same, state taxes can have a big impact on your earnings and cost of living. Taxes in North Carolina are roughly in the middle of the country, median-wise. Continue reading The Taxes in North Carolina Are A-OK For Now
It’s no surprise that cost of living varies widely across the United States. From the high home prices of California to the tax shelter that is Florida; costs vary based on state. There are several factors that account for these variables and different states yield different results. The most affordable state in the country? It might surprise you. Continue reading The 10 Most Affordable States in the Country
The US is a diverse country. With 50 states (plus DC), and a variety of industries, each state’s economy is also different. Southern states tend to be more agricultural while northern states are more industrial. However, a difference in available resources, tax laws, an employment population also impacts individual state performance. And while some states are booming; others are lagging behind. Let’s find out which state has the best economy in 2018. Continue reading Which State Has The Best Economy In America?
Taxes in Connecticut are among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by 24/7 Wall Street. The Constitution state is first or among the top in several key tax categories. Continue reading What Is Going On With the Taxes In Connecticut?
When you move to a different city, you adopt a few things. A new neighborhood, sometimes a new culture, a new home sport’s team. One thing you also adopt is a new tax burden. Each state and city in the US has its own share of taxes to consider and not all are created equal. Here are the US cities with the highest taxes (and the lowest!)