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Moving In Together

The views expressed here are those of the essayist and not the LearnVest staff, but we look forward to opening the floor to debate and discussion, so tell us what you think.This Money Mic is part of a conversation about living with your partner click here...

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How to pick the right moving company

Moving is overwhelming enough even without the stress of finding a trustworthy moving company to handle all of your worldly possessions. However, if you follow a few simple guidelines, you'll be a long way toward finding a quality mover - the first three in...

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Questions to ask movers

When choosing movers, it's important to have them come to your home to give you visual estimates so they can see exactly what you need moved. When they're in your home, it's also important to ask them questions about themselves and the moving company. Here...

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Key moving costs

When you move, the costs come fast and heavy. Here's a list of the most common charges you'll face, and what each of them means. Packing Materials If you're packing yourself, you'll have to buy a heap of moving boxes, tape and bubble wrap. However,...

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How to cut down on moving costs

Moving is expensive, so anything you can do to cut costs - even if seemingly minor - can add up. Here are some ways to save: Avoid high season Don't move during June, July, and August - those are the priciest months to move because of high demand....

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Most common mistakes when preparing for a move

The most critical part of your move is hiring a good moving company - this will make your move much easier. However, even after you've done that, you've just scratched the surface for your relocation. Here are some common mistakes made by the planners and...

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Moving overseas: how to plan your move

When you move, mistakes can be costly and annoying. When moving internationally, those mistakes can make the cost and annoyance grow exponentially. Here are 3 of the most common overseas moving flubs. Lack of organization When you move overseas,...

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Moving with pets: what you need to know

Just like their human counterparts, pets get stressed out by moving. Unfortunately, they have messy ways of expressing it. So on the day of your move, you might want to keep your pets away from all the stress by putting them in a kennel, or having them stay...

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Moving with children: planning your moving day

For kids, moving day can be incredibly stressful - either they're too young to understand what's going on, in which case all the activity, hubbub and stress can be overwhelming - or, they're old enough to understand, and they're sad about leaving their friends...

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Why should I get moving insurance?

The good news about moving insurance: Moving companies offer some of it for free. The bad news: If they drop your new LCD TV, the settlement you get probably won't even buy you a TV dinner. There are essentially four ways to protect your move: Accept...

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Car shipping

Finding a car shipper is easy; finding the best one requires a bit more work. You can find advertisements for car shippers in various places including your local paper, phone book, or by searching the Web. You can also ask a friend or family member if they...

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Moving tips for homeowners

Transporting belongings from one home to another is a big task that's often fraught with anxiety, even when a move is efficiently planned and coordinated. Follow these tips from Trulia to make your next move as stress-free as possible: Get recommendations Ask...

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Moving checklist

Use this checklist from Trulia to make sure that all these needed tasks for your move are completed before the big day: Hire a moving company Using recommendations from people you know and organizations like the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA)...

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