How to Organize a Garage Sale Before a Residential Move

If you have a big move coming up, it’s time to packing up your belongings for the transition to your new place. However, what are you to do with the stuff you don’t want to bring, such as an old couch? Keeping stuff you no longer need not only means more stuff to deal with, but a more expensive move! Low-budget movers say purging before your move is one of the best ways to cut[...]

Moving Services And Other Deductible Moving Costs When Relocating For A Job

Even though moving for a job can make your life better, it can still be challenging. The good news is that you can deduct the cost of moving (i.e. movers, storage, etc) from your taxes, as we found out when we recently moved. Before you take that deduction, here are some things to know:

Moving Requirements

1. Distance Requirements

To qualify for tax deductions, your new job must be at least 50 miles farther away from your current one. For example, you currently commute 10 miles to work. Your new job must be at least 60 miles away.

2. Employment Requirements

You must[...]

Practical Tips for Planning Your Long Distance Moving Budget

Moving can be a challenging task to carry out. Considering the amount of time and resources you have to put in, the process can be stressful. It doesn’t get better with a long distance move. You need to pull plenty of things together for a successful move. Below are practical tips to help you move hassle-free and save a few bucks too.

1. Carry Out Your Research

Since a long distance move requires attention to every detail, it’s not a process you can undertake by yourself. Before you can plan on anything else, the[...]

5 Investment Strategies You Should Follow to Save for Retirement

Saving for retirement can only be achieved with a systematic and methodical approach. Rookie investors often fail to achieve the results they desire due to lack of rules or structure to follow. With the five investment strategies below, you can consistently hit growth milestones for your retirement nest.

1. Use Dollar Cost Averaging

Perhaps one of the oldest and simplest strategies for investing in any financial market or asset, dollar cost averaging[...]

How Do Moving Companies Calculate Costs for In-Town and Interstate Moves?

When you are trying to move either in-town or interstate, determining how much a move should cost can be challenging as moving companies have different ways to calculate their costs. A good rule of thumb is that in-town moves cost less than interstate moves for the reason that the movers will need additional time to return to their home location. Also, there are additional transportation costs[...]

7 Creative Ways Moving Experts Say to Cut Relocation Costs

Not only can moving be an incredibly stressful time in your life, but can also put a major dent in your wallet. Around here, we’re always looking for ways to save a few bucks. So when our family moved earlier this year, we scrounged up the best money-saving moving tips we could find. Here are some of the helpful ways we learned to make your next move a little more affordable:

1. Compare Quotes From Professional Movers

Before you hire a professional moving company, you should collect a few quotes from different companies. Each company[...]

6 Steps to Creating a Household Budget and Getting Out of Debt

Imagine the feelings of freedom resulting from no longer having any consumer debt. Contrast those feelings with stressful concerns coming from working just to make payments on credit loans, car loans, student loans and more. Instead of being in bondage to the next bill’s due date, you can choose to take control of your debts through a household budget. Below are a few tips to get you started on your journey to financial freedom.

1. Get accountable.

If you have a spouse or partner, get on board together through[...]