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Moving Costs

Budgeting and thinking about the costs and finances of your move are some of the most important things to get right when you move. Our experts have answers to the most common and not-so-common questions.

How Much Does It Cost to Move a Mobile Home?

If you’re looking to move a mobile home for the first time, it’s not as easy as hitching it to a truck and pulling it to your destination. There are several questions you need to answer before you start the move. How much does it cost to move a mobile home? What kind of permits […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

You’ve been lucky enough to have a place to live after college, when you moved back home with your parents. But now that the economy has…

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How to Switch Banks When You Move

Moving isn’t easy. There’s tons to coordinate, organize, and arrange. Timelines are often unforgiving, and help can be hard to come by. Keeping yourself organized with a moving checklist is essential, but do you remember to put switching banks as a top to-do? If you’re wondering, “how do I switch banks?” — look no further. We’ve got expert advice, broken down into manageable steps. 

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A Complete List of Organizations That Help With Moving Expenses

From boxes to vans, professional movers to security deposits, moving can be expensive. For various reasons, people in the process of moving often look for charities that help with moving expenses. It can be difficult, however, to find a central resource for help.

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5 Hidden Moving Discounts You Should Take Advantage Of

Moving costs add up quickly. Before you know it, you’ve spent the cost of a new bedroom set just to move your old one! Getting bids from…

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Moving on a Budget: 11 Tips to Save Money on a Move

Yes, moving’s a pain in the … wallet. The final cost depends on how much stuff the mover has, how far he or she is moving, and how much…

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Why Moving Always Costs More Than You Think

Whether you’re a plan-out-every-expense mover or go the swipe-the-card-ask-questions-later route, the toll that moving takes on your finances always seems to be bigger than you were expecting. Unfortunately, there’s no one culprit to watch out for. Moving comes with a lot of expenses, and many of them seem to end up costing more than you […]

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How Much Equity Is in Your Home?

ITTIGallery/Shutterstock Understanding home equity When you take the current market value of your home that you receive after an appraisal and subtract it from the amount you currently owe on your mortgage, that’s your home’s equity. Your home equity is how much of the property that you truly own. This is the formula you will use to answer […]

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Moving Quote Terminology, Decoded

What does my moving company estimate mean? Moving quotes give you an accurate idea of how much it will cost you to move. You’ll typically receive one after providing some information, such as the items you’re moving, whether you need the items packed and where your belongings are headed to. Some moving company quotes are […]

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What to Do When Movers Lose or Break Your Stuff

Moving to a new home always comes with stress. A 2020 survey conducted by OnePoll for North American Van Lines said that moving was more stressful than getting a divorce, starting a new job, or having kids. And when your favorite piece of glassware is shattered during the moving process or your expensive electronics arrive […]

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Should You Get a Moving Loan to Finance Your Relocation?

Between stocking up on packing supplies, renting a moving truck, and storage, moving can get pretty expensive. With long-distance moves costing as much as $7,000, paying for everything out of pocket may not be possible. That’s where moving loans come in.  Personal loans for moving expenses allow you to finance part or all of your […]

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How Much Does a PO Box Cost?

Getting a USPS® PO Box™ when you move is an excellent way of ensuring your mail doesn’t get lost or stolen. If you’re moving to a new area or looking for a secure way to receive mail, you could be wondering, “how much does a PO Box cost?” While PO Box prices are consistent across every post office in the United States, the fees vary according to location, box size, and the rental term you choose.

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Can I Save Money by Moving Out of the City?

As with most questions in personal finance, it depends.It’s no secret that most cities have extremely high cost of living. That’s why some…

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Job Offer from Afar? Let’s Break Down Relocation Costs

When your dream job offer arrives in your inbox, you’l probably accept before you can say, “Where’s the bubble wrap?” But when that offer…

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