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Helpful Articles - Moving to Alaska

Get Paid to Move to Alaska: The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)

Is it true that you can get paid for living in Alaska? Yes – As long as you meet the eligibility requirements for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). Payments are issued starting in June each year to every Alaska resident who qualifies.  If you’re moving to Alaska and want to learn more, we’ll show you exactly how it works. Payouts in the last 10 years have ranged from $878 to $2,072, so it’s well worth your time to understand whether you’re eligible and how to register for your dividend.  Curious where the money is coming from? First, we’ll take you through some quick history on the Alaska Permanent Fund.  What Is the Alaska Permanent Fund?  […]

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The 7 Best Movers in Anchorage

The wild beauty of the state of Alaska, its wide swaths of wilderness, and its relatively few highways attract many people to the Last Frontier. However, these factors can also make Alaska a challenging place to move. If you decide to relocate to Anchorage, it pays to have someone on your side who understands the state and its logistical challenges. You don’t want to pick just anybody for your Anchorage move. Below, we’ve compiled a list of Anchorage’s top moving companies. Use this run-down to kickstart your research and narrow the field to your top contenders. As we tell everyone, it’s smart to get three […]

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13 Things To Know Before Moving to Alaska

John Muir, the co-founder of the Sierra Club, was said to have written in his journal: “You should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live.” This quote offers you a hint of the wonders you’ll experience when you move to the Last Frontier. But in addition to the incredible sights and unforgettable experiences , you’ll also discover that Alaska is probably unlike any place you’ve ever lived before. So in the spirit of welcoming you to the state, we also want to share a few things you should know to […]

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7 Reasons to Move to Alaska Right Now

Americans are on the move. You might already be aware of this trend if you had friends or acquaintances who moved during the pandemic. However, we now have more than just anecdotal evidence to confirm it. 8.93 million people relocated from March through October 2020, according to USPS change-of-address data. This represents an increase of 94,000 relocations compared to that same period in 2019. Additionally, while states like New York have seen more people leaving than entering, Alaska clocked positive net migration numbers during that same period. In other words, more people came to Alaska than left. This is big news for the Last Frontier, […]

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9 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Anchorage

Did you know that nearly 40% of Alaskans call Anchorage their home? When you expand that area beyond the city of Anchorage to include the entire Matanuska-Susitna Borough, that percentage increases to 55%. In other words, more than half of Alaska’s population can be found within 25,258 square miles. That’s pretty extraordinary when you consider that the state encompasses an expansive 663,300 square miles. Maybe it’s not news to you that the Anchorage area is a popular one in Alaska—and maybe you’re considering a move there yourself. If that’s the case, our Anchorage-based team has compiled a list of nine must-knows to help you prepare […]

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