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What Families Need to Know: Reduce Your Moving Expenses

 July 2015
What Families Need to Know: Reduce Your Moving ExpensesWritten by Nan HayesMoving to a new home is often an exciting time, but it can also be an expensive venture. According to the Worldwide ERC, a full-service move averages over $12,000. The good news is that there are ways to cut costs. Below are several cost-cutting tips to help you save on your next move. 1. Establish a budgetBudgeting in advance can help families save time, money and energy....

What Families Should Know: "Good” Online Auctions

 June 2015
Written by Nan Hayes The Online auction business is booming.  Once controlled by a single company, online auctions are a now a multi-billion dollar industry and the number of internet sellers is growing steadily. A few online sellers still closeout products in traditional “bulk” retail quantities, but most online transactions involve a single-seller and a single-buyer. It is in the best interest of both parties to understand whether or n...

Estate Sale or Garage Sale?

 May 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possession.  Today there are more options a than ever, including charitable donation, Live auction,  online auction site, tag sales,  traditional garage sale and Estate Sale.For people with a large amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experi...

What Families Should Know: Managing Personal Property

 April 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions® By legal definition, personal property is everything that is the subject of ownership that does not come under the denomination of real property (real estate). Personal property is legally divided into two major categories: (1) corporeal personal property, including such items as animals, merchandise, and jewelry; and (2) incorporeal personal property, comprised of such rights as stocks, bonds, patents, and co...

Solutions to Late Life Stress

 March 2015
By Nan Hayes for Caring Transitions®Everyone experiences stress in some form or another at various points in their life.In late life, stress may be experienced both by older adults or their adult children as health, social and financial issues arise.  The stress may be categorized as “positive” stress, the kind that helps people develop the skills they need to cope with and adapt to new and threatening situations, or as “negative” stress, which m...
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