25 05, 2016

Can I Escape My Debt By Moving?

2016-05-25T15:57:02-05:00May 25th, 2016|Blog|

Moving to a new place can bring a lot of fresh starts, but will it help wipe your debt slate clean? Many commenters getting ready to relocate to another state have asked whether a judgment in their old one will still stand, once they have moved. Unfortunately, unlike a ratty old couch or all those terrible holiday sweaters your great aunt kept giving [...]

20 05, 2016

8 Things to Do Right After You Move In

2016-05-20T15:56:54-05:00May 20th, 2016|Blog|

1. Take photos Photos of bare and unadorned rooms? Yep. If you’re renting, these are essential when the time comes to get your security deposit back. Photos are also important if you bought a new home, since a fair amount of time may have passed between the inspection and when the previous owner finally took a powder. If any damage occurred in the [...]

15 05, 2016

7 Ways to Save Money Moving—Without Begging Your Friends for Help

2016-05-15T15:51:20-05:00May 15th, 2016|Blog|

Moving may be right down there with root canals in the nether regions of life’s bucket list. While the thought of nesting in a new home is exciting, the act of getting there is often stressful, exhausting, and expensive. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, a typical in-state move will set you back $1,170; move to another state and you’ll cough [...]

30 04, 2016

How to Reward Friends Who Help You Move (Pizza and Beer Won’t Cut It)

2016-04-30T15:52:26-05:00April 30th, 2016|Blog|

Found a new place? Check. Packed up all your stuff? Check. Suckered friends into helping you move? Check. But wait—you’re not done! You still need to figure out how you’ll pay your friends back after the exhausting big day. No, a few slices of pizza and room-temperature beer won’t cut it anymore. You’re grown-up now, remember? To ensure that your friends remain, well, [...]

25 04, 2016

How to Move Your Aquarium and 8 Other Strange Possessions

2016-04-25T15:47:35-05:00April 25th, 2016|Blog|

Moving day is coming up fast, and—shockingly—you’re all packed. Except for all those weird things you couldn’t cram carefully place in the standard medium-size box. You know, like your giant aquarium, the life-size cardboard cutout of Han Solo, and that exact replica of the Christmas Story leg lamp you just had to have three Christmases ago. What are you gonna do with all [...]

28 11, 2015

Moving During the Holidays: How to Jingle All the Way

2015-11-28T19:22:27-06:00November 28th, 2015|Blog|

Moving during the holidays: It’s a tough time to be uprooted or to feel like your life is in flux. You have family, friends, cocktail parties, shopping, decorating, cooking and plenty more going on already, so it’s not like you’ve got loads of free time. However, with the right preparation and a few deep, cleansing breaths, it will ll be over quickly—and you’ll wake up [...]

2 10, 2015

Does My Move Qualify Me for Tax Deductions?

2015-10-02T18:26:31-05:00October 2nd, 2015|Blog|

One benefit to help take the sting out of the cost of moving is this: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows tax deductions for certain moving expenses if you meet specific criteria. First, if you’re moving as part of a job relocation and your employer is covering all of the costs, there won’t be much—if anything—for you to deduct. But if you’re moving on your own to [...]

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