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How Much Should You Spend On Rent?

For some, the responsibility of spending hard-earned money on bills or rent can be anxiety-producing. For others, the thought of getting that first apartment and starting a new life is exciting. But before perusing rental listings, first, you need to answer the question, “how much should I spend on rent?” By understanding the percentage of income that you need for rent, you can answer the question, “how much rent can I afford?”

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How to Rent a Home or Apartment With No Credit History

Can you rent if you have no credit? If you’re looking for a place to rent but have no previous credit history, you could be up for a challenge. Good rental properties aren’t on the market for long, especially when they’re being snapped-up by renters with glowing credit scores. Thankfully, we’ve discovered that renting a […]

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Where to Buy Cheap Furniture

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment, to a larger home for your growing family, or are downsizing after retirement, furnishing a new space on a budget can be challenging. Finding cheap furniture that doesn’t reflect its price tag requires some savvy shopping. We’ve put together 20 phenomenal places to find the cheapest furniture to […]

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How to Get a PO Box When You Move

Learning how to get a PO Box™ involves visiting your local Post Office™ or renting one online, considering your mailbox needs, and then selecting the right size. If you’re moving out of your old home before your new one is ready, or if you’ll be staying in temporary places between moves, you can forward your mail to a USPS® PO Box. A PO Box is also an excellent option if you’re moving to a place where you need a more secure mailbox solution to prevent theft or tampering.

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How to Pack a Playroom

Where there are children, there are toys. Lots of toys. Packing up a playroom and moving toys is similar to completing a puzzle. With a bit of planning, you will be able to pack away all of the (toy) pieces safely and securely. Here’s how to pack toys for moving with ease. 

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What to Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

What happens if you don’t pay rent? During these times of record-breaking unemployment, it’s a more popular question now than ever. Whether you’ve fallen on hard times or simply haven’t budgeted your money accordingly, when you can’t afford rent, it’s an extremely stressful situation. Your landlord may legally be able to evict you, potentially leaving you without a roof over your head.

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting an Apartment

All of the considerations involved in renting a property can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. Where do you look for an apartment? How do you qualify for an apartment? What is a rental agreement? What expenses should you include in your budget? We know — there’s a lot to think about.

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A Complete Checklist of Dorm Room Essentials

As an incoming college freshman, moving out of your parents’ house and into your dorm room is an incredibly exciting milestone. Living in a dorm is a fantastic way to break out of your comfort zone, make new friends, and learn how to take care of yourself. However, gearing up to live on your own […]

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Tips for Moving Into Military Housing

There’s no underestimating the importance of “home” to our service members who need a safe place to lay their heads after a long day of protecting our nation — that’s where military housing can play a crucial role. But understanding how it all works and deciding whether military housing off-base or on-base is the better option can be a confusing process.

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A Complete List of Moving Companies With Military Discounts

Every year about one-third of military service members move to a new duty station. That’s hundreds of thousands of households who have to pick up and relocate to a new home. While the government covers the cost and arranges for military moving companies to transport the household goods of military members, many decide to go with a personally procured move (PPM) instead.

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Military PCS Moves: A Comprehensive List of Resources

One great thing about a military move is that it won’t cost you much since the government covers nearly all of the expenses. But PCS moves are no walk in the park. A Permanent Change of Station is a big change for your family, who will have to get used to a new location and make new friends all over again. Not only that, but your spouse may have to find a new job or career.

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Subletting Your Home: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re considering subletting your home, you need to understand the concept of sublease agreements, be aware of the risks, and know how to go about subletting the right way.

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Packing Clothes: How to Prepare Your Closet For Your Move

There is nothing like an impending move to make you confront your cluttered and jam-packed closet. Closet packing can be one of the most challenging aspects of packing for a move. Moving closet contents from one house to another isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

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What to Do If You Receive a Rent Increase Notice

Considering that the average rent increase in the U.S. has been around 3% year-over-year, a rent increase can have a huge impact on your budget and finances. Although there are laws in place to help protect tenants from drastic rent increases, landlords have a right to increase rent at will.

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Motorcycle Shipping: Everything You Need to Know

There is nothing quite like exploring the open road on your motorcycle. But if you’re moving to a new home far away with your family, cruising on two wheels to your destination probably isn’t an option. Motorcycles are also heavy, so it’s not always practical to pack one in the back of a moving truck.

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