So, when you are ready to sign up for a mail forwarding service after you do all the diligence on rates, plans, shipping prices, trustworthiness etc, do you look for a service that lets you keep your address in the state you are moving out of?
Don’t. Your mail forwarding address should be state-agnostic.
Here’s why: once you fill out a change of address form with the USPS, it will forward your mail to that address, irrespective of where in the US it is. And US laws don’t make you liable for taxes in any state without living there. Just having an address in the state Continue reading “NY, CA, TX, FL – what state should your mail forwarding address be in? The answer will surprise you!”
The cost of shipping domestically can get really expensive. Internationally?! Go to bed!! You already know the answer. International shipping costs can be outrageously, insanely, ridiculously high. We’re pretty sure it can cause physical pain thinking of the cost of shipping, not including the cost of your purchases, and still, after paying those fees, you might get hit with a customs fee. Now that the band-aid has been ripped off, let’s talk about how those shipping costs can be reduced. Continue reading “How To Save BIG on International Shipping!”
For an expat, having a commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA) when you move out of the country is kind of like the Robin to your Batman. They are perfect in every way, except there’s one little nagging issue. It is super easy, but not breezy to set up an account. Continue reading “Mail Forwarding and Forms of Identification..Why?”
Nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to access your stuff whenever you want. As an expat, this might just be a new way of life for you. Limited access to your bank accounts, unreliable Wi-Fi, unstable cellular connections etc., the list can go on; it just isn’t as readily available as you were once used to. In this scenario, stuff is in reference to your mail! Continue reading “Access Urgent Mail in Minutes!”
Living abroad can be a wonderful experience. A common concern for most expats is what happens to all the bills, statements, notices, etc. that you would normally receive in the mail. Voila! They disappear! Doesn’t that sound beautiful? But really, what are you supposed to do? Should you burden a family member with your mail? Your sensitive tax returns? W4’s? Haven’t established a residence in your new home, how can you still receive mail there? So many questions! Continue reading “Why Expats NEED Mail Forwarding”