Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sources of Physical Mail

When considering a Change of Address, it is important to know that certain mail and packages may not be forwarded to your new address. For example, an important document your bank is sending to you through UPS will not automatically be forwarded. For this reason, it is a good idea to manually update your mailing address with each of the organizations sending you mail ASAP.

Here is a list of common sources of physical mail:
  1. Friends and family
  2. DMV
  3. IRS
  4. Online stores such as Amazon or eBay
  5. Advertisers
  6. Medical providers and insurance companies
  7. Dental providers and insurance companies
  8. Vision-care providers and insurance companies
  9. Motor insurance companies
  10. Car dealership and clubs
  11. The company you work at
  12. Banks
  13. Financial investment companies (401k, stocks)
  14. Airlines
  15. Hotels
  16. Credit card companies
  17. Shopping stores
  18. Utilities
  19. Internet
  20. Cell phone
  21. Educational institutions
  22. Debt collectors... don't worry they will find you!
  23. If you own a business:
    1. your clients
    2. the city your business is registered in

Personally, I prefer to have everything sent to me electronically where possible and most companies are happy to provide this option. However, even in this digital age, physical mail is still important.

Also, note that there do exist programs to opt-out of junk mail, spam phone calls, among other things. Some of these programs can be found on this page maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.

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