Money and Moving Resource Packet

More than 400,000 military service members and their families get Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders every year. And as a nation roughly 40 million Americans, or around 13% of the population, move each year.

Moving can be a logistical nightmare, but it can also be a financial pain point. The average cost for a long distance move is $4890. While the military does at least partially reimburse those on orders, there are always things that come out of pocket, like restocking your pantry or moving a pet overseas.

Then there are the “hidden” costs of moving: periods of unemployment, recertification costs, security deposits...the list goes on and on. In this packet we will highlight resources and tips to make the next move less stressful, and hopefully less expensive, too. We will also provide you with ready-made social media posts to share with your audience.


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Tip 1: Insurance

#Moving is the perfect time to shop for auto and property #insurance policies! Update your address, as it’s one of the biggest factors in determining your best rate and coverage.

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Tip 2: Mailing Address

Moving pro tip: Forwarding mail, changing your address, and going paperless are great safeguards against missing bill due dates, paying late fees, and a lower credit score.

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Tip 3: Garage Sale

It’s #PCSseason! Declutter and have a yard sale to quickly raise money. Put the extra money earned into your #moving or #emergency fund. Get more #savings tips from @MilitarySaves: https://bit.ly/3fPO4Ou

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Tip 4: Important Documents

Add this tip from @MilitarySaves to your #moving checklist: Keep personal documents with you, including #military orders, passports, birth certificates, POAs, and IEPs to help with the school registration process.

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Tip 5: Master List

#Moving tip: Have a master list of all accounts for easy accessibility during your #move. This includes banking, creditors, life, auto, renter’s insurance policies, and utilities.

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Tip 6: Colored Tape

@MilitarySaves recommends this #moving hack! Place a piece of matching colored tape on each moving box from the same room. When at your new house, you can easily distinguish where each box should go, saving you time.

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Tip 7: Keep Receipts

Keep all receipts related to your #PCS #move in a central location. In the event that you require reimbursement from the government, you will need the accompanying receipt.

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Tip 8: Know the SCRA

Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, military members and their dependents may be eligible to terminate their housing and auto leases when receiving #PCS orders and #moving.

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Tip 9: Know the Weight Limit

Know your household goods weight limit to avoid an overage fee. Don’t forget, you have the right to be present for a re-weigh. #Save money and avoid this costly #PCS mistake when #moving.

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Tip 10: Take the Military Saves Pledge

Visit @MilitarySaves to find new ways to facilitate the move to your next duty station. Once you’re settled in, be sure to take the #MilitarySaves Pledge to start working toward your next financial goal.

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