Sunday Money Roundup – Hiring Movers Edition.

So far I have had 2 moving companies bail on me after giving me estimates – 1 said they were no longer going that direction and the other all of a sudden told me that I could not get my stuff until the end of July, even though I was moving July 1 into my new house. Ugh. I have 2 more companies coming tomorrow to give me estimates and if these guys screw up, it looks like I will be moving myself, which is exactly what I did not want to have to do. Sure, it’s cheaper…but in all seriousness, it’s just too much work. Guess we will see what happens in the next couple of days!

My Two Dollars took part in one carnival this week, the Carnival of Personal Finance #155 over at Moolanomy. My post “29 Free Or Low Cost Ways To Save Energy & Money” was chosen as an Editor’s Pick; thanks Pinyo!

And here are the 10 articles that caught my eye this week that I thought you might be interested in!

Patrick over at Cash Money Life found a deal for a free Blockbuster Total Access trial, check it out.

Paid Twice talks comfort versus security. Where do you stand on this subject?

Five Cent Nickel has tips and discusses the process of buying disability insurance. Boy do I need to get on this one!

Money Ning reminds us that if we create a need for something, we will find a way to make it happen.

Plonkee has some real-life advice for backpacking around the world. A must read for anyone considering such a trip!

Frugal Dad has some advice on buying a car for teenagers. Are your kids at that age? If so, you should read this article before buying!

No Credit Needed decided to stop drinking soda, and took a look at how that decision will affect his family’s finances. Check this out to see if you could benefit from doing the same!

The Wisdom Journal shares some tips on improving your home’s value for less than $100 – something I am sure all homeowners could use at this point!

PT Money reminds us that saving money IS investing, so you should act like it is. A great reminder we could all use.

Living The Cheap Life says “It’s said that a penny saved is a penny earned. Well, not if you go right out and spend that penny on something else!” Ain’t that the truth.

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  1. Patrick says:

    Moving is always a pain in the neck… I recommend taking a very good inventory of your goods, lots of pictures, and make sure you do another inventory of your goods once you arrive. I’ve had a few things disappear en route… A very ugly situation! But I hope your experience works out better for you! 🙂

    Thanks for the mention. 🙂

  2. If there’s one thing I despise…it’s moving. Hope all is well with you and that nothing gets broken or lost! At least you’ll get some good blog posts out of it…
    I’ve had some things get “lost” as well. The problem with moving companies is that they rely on cheap labor and there is a ton of competition, which forces them to drive down their expenses and look at hiring cheaper and cheaper labor. It’s a vicious cycle.

    If you DO decide to move yourself, get boxes at the liquor store. They’re sturdy, come in a lit of different sizes, and best of all–free. Plus the liquor stores usually have a lot of them to give away! A side benefit is the looks the neighbors give you when you’re unloading 400 boxes of liquor into your home. Priceless. 😀

    Thanks for the link btw!

  3. David says:

    I will remember that Ron!

  4. Mike says:

    Hey, thanks for the link! Glad you enjoyed the post.