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!”
It is a well known fact that the cost of shipping can be outrageous. And if you know that, you also know that free shipping usually comes with a price…like spending $50 or more. A $100 gift card can easily be broken down to $70 for clothing and $30 for shipping, how annoying! Continue reading “US Shopping! Free Shipping! No Minimum Purchase Necessary!”
Tech Junkies in Australia, look no further! You know all those cool gadgets with limited worldwide releases, the ones that seem obsolete by the time they hit the local Aussie markets, the ones that are enjoyed by everyone…but you? Don’t worry, there’s a solution! There are companies out there that allow you to create your very own US Address to ship to, which will then consolidate your items and ship them to you at home. Gone are the days of wishing, now your wishes can be easily granted.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of purchasing the items yourself and shipping them, personal shopping sites have discounted shipping rates and low service fees. They will do all the dirty work for you! Their fees are as low as 5% of your purchase!
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?”