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How to Save Up for a Move

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It's 2016 and we're rocking and rolling! We're in move mode as we're scheduled to close on both houses in about a month.

Making Our Moving Budget

While we've budgeting for the down payment and closing. We still want to buffer up our savings for some upcoming expenses.

While our emergency fund is alright, we'd like to have little more in there since we're getting an older home.

The maintenance may not be as bad as we're estimating, but we'd rather err on the conservative side.

Simplifying our budget and removing the excess this month will be key to reaching our goal.

Spending Only on the Essentials

Besides the necessary bills, we'll have to scrutinize every purchase. No fat this month with our expenses.

Now will be a good time to call up our cable and insurance companies and see if we can get some better rates.

Sell Stuff

I've been tackling this room by room. Last month I sold some old books to Amazon and a local used bookstore for some extra cash.

Not making much, but it's something and we are removing clutter before the move. Win-win!

Plan Ahead for Your Move

If you're planning on buying or selling a house, knowing what to expect up front (and saving for it!) can make the big transition much smoother.

Besides chatting with friends who done the same, I've found Zillow to be quite helpful. You can easily get a ballpark figure on expenses to look out for.

I've used them to figure out our down payment, get an idea of how much house we can afford, and estimate our mortgage payments.

One of favorite places to save is with Capital One 360. It's quick and easy plus we're earning a competitive rate.

We've been using them for years and love their service. If you're looking to switch you can read my review right here or go ahead and open an account today.

Thoughts on Moving to a New Place

How many of you are preparing to make a move this year? How much are you saving up?

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