Post # 1
FI and I moved into our house about a month ago. Neither of us have gotten around to changing our addresses yet, but he’s having his mail forwarded from his parents house. I can’t decide if I should change my address now or just wait until the wedding next June and change it along with my name. I go to a university about 3 hours from our house and will be living in an apartment this year for my last year. My parents pay all my tuition, rent, medical bills so I want those to still be sent to their address. Is there any reason for me to change my address now as I’ll be leaving next month, or is that something I should do since half the bills are in my name and the address on my checks/card is different? No one but our parents and our friends know that we are living together as it is seriously looked down upon, but they probably wouldn’t know if I changed my address either so idk. Any advice appreciated, thanks!
Post # 3
Do you mean on your driver’s license? It looks like you’re supposed to notify them ASAP when you move but you just send them the new address. You don’t actually get it changed on you driver’s license. They just want it on file so they can track you down if needed. So you don’t need to worry about going to the DMV like you do with a name change.
However, if you will be living in a different place during the school year and you can easily get your mail from your parents I probably wouldn’t change my address until I moved into that house permanently.
Post # 4
@MrsN14: Change your address for what? Bills? Magazines, etc? It sounds like you don’t have anything to change right now since you want the bills and such to continue going to your parents house. You can change things one at a time; you don’t have to do them all at once.
FWIW, my checks still have the address that I had in 2005 (about ten addresses ago, since I am military). I have no intention on ordering new checks until I run out, which will probably be in about ten years since I hardly ever write checks (who does? oh, I know, the old man that I married!)
I voted for now but then I read the rest of your post and I don’t see why you would want to change your address on things that you want to have continue going to your parents house.