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Old 07-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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We are planning leaving home for 5 mos this winter. Looking for good mail service. Any idea from the Pro's?

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Look into FMCA's Mail Forwarding. Reasonable and less than others when you consider membership dues and option charges.

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Kind of depends on your travel plans. If you are going to be snowbirds and sit in the same place, you could just use a temporary mail forwarding with the post office. We travel for five or six months at a time to different locations. We use a local UPS store. We do a temporary address change with the post office to send the mail to the UPS box. We email or call the UPS store when we want our mail and they forward it to us so that it arrives when and where we want. We have used this method for a long time with great success.

If you have not done so already, eliminate most of your snail mail by changing to electronic bills and statements. We use a bank's online payment system for bill paying after getting the electronic billing. Others use auto pay with a credit card that has a good reward to pay bills and then send one payment to that card. We still get some legal documents that cannot be sent electronically and some checks that cannot be direct deposited (which we deposit with smart phones) but have almost no other mail to deal with.
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With so much business being handled directly with our bank as well as inter net available everyday,and with auto Pay, What comes at home is considered junk mail. We have not had a phone at home in over 5 years and we are close to removing the mail box as well. The only ones that would miss it would be the recycler.
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