Originally Posted by kpresidente
Sorry, but I think you're crazy.
You should ask yourself whether you're letting the pain in the butt of uprooting overshadow the long-term benefits or the higher salary.
Run the numbers. You say you're, what, 58? Are you going to retire at 65? That means you'd make almost $300,000 more if you make the move. Suppose you save all that, that's going to improve the lifestyle you live during your retirement significantly.
How many golf club memberships does that buy? How many travels around the world? How many other fantastic experiences could you be missing out on? And why? So you don't have to learn some new streets?
I don't know. I'm only 30, so maybe the thought of change doesn't bother me as much. But looking at the cost/benefit, I don't know how you could stay.
You're not factoring in taxes (assuming Jaz was talking about a $40,000 gross raise, not net), the fact that his wife would have to leave her job, the cost of moving, the higher cost of real estate or the fact that Riverside, California is not very nice (and I like California a lot). I highly doubt the upside is anywhere near $300,000.
Plus by the time you are 58 my guess is that if you really like it where you live you probably wouldn't want to leave either.