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Understanding Your Retirement Goals

When deciding to relocate for retirement some people buy bigger and more expensive homes, but downsizing for retirement is a savvy strategy. Especially for those of us who have not quite saved enough for our golden years. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to ensure your relocation is profitable and comfortable. What are your goals? Before you decide where you want to move, reflect on why you want to downsize and what your goals are. Most goals fall under financial or lifestyle. Financial goals can include saving money by downsizing to a small home and pay a smaller mortgage. Lifestyle goals can include spending more time with family and friends. Where are you [...]

October 26th, 2017|

One of the most forgotten steps: Mail Forwarding

The last thing you’d probably think about when moving is your snail mail.  Setting up mail forwarding is one of the most common steps that people forget to do before they move. Mail forwarding is fairly simple and can be done in person at your local postal service office or online at if you’re in the United States. Before you set up your mail for forwarding follow our tips to ensure that you do it correctly the first time. Verify your Address Find out how the post office codes your mail and compare the address you have with the address they have on file. Obtaining the full Zip code +4 number will allow your [...]

October 12th, 2017|

Beyond the Moving Company Estimate

When the time comes for you to move and you are choosing a moving and storage company, it is likely that your initial research will start with a simple Google or Bing search.  You should never book a move solely based on the prices given online or over the phone. Aside from research online and getting written estimates, asking friends and family members for referrals is a great way to start your research. Before settling on a company you want to work with keep these three things in mind. Reputation Just because a company has an appealing website, it does not necessarily mean that the company is reputable. Be sure to do your research and [...]

September 28th, 2017|

Choosing the Best Season To Move

Whether you’re moving locally or across the country, choosing the right time of year to do so can make the process easier. On the other hand, choosing the wrong time can make your move more stressful. Before you mark the big day on your calendar, use these four factors to determine what time of year best meets your needs. Budget Peak season for moving companies is usually from May to September. Moves are typically more costly during this time. The basis of pricing is based on how much weight is being hauled, storage requirements, distance traveled, and personnel needed to get the job done. You can save money on your trip by choosing to move [...]

September 14th, 2017|

How to Get Out of a Commercial Lease

Most business owners rent property for their business with full intent to fulfill their lease agreement. However, things can unexpectedly change causing the business owner to make some financial adjustments. Your company may not be as successful as you hoped resulting in loss in revenue. You may be experiencing a significant growth in revenue causing you to outgrow the rented space. Whatever the case may be we understand that these are circumstances that are completely out of your control, but your landlord may not be as understanding. Getting out of a commercial lease agreement can be hard, but it's not impossible. Here are a few tips we think will tip the favor your way. Be [...]

August 24th, 2017|

10 tips for stretching your moving budget when you hire movers

Moving can be a daunting proposition. You either have to pack up your whole household or pay someone to do it for you. You can move your belongings or reduce your stress and pay a professional to do the job.With every level of moving services, there’s a price. The good news is, moving isn’t a one-cost-fits-all proposition. There are ways to save money and still get your stuff from here to there while minimizing your stress. Do some of it yourself. If you can pack some or all of your things, do it. That will save you packing fees. (Though if you can afford to have someone else pack your stuff, a move gets infinitely [...]

August 10th, 2017|