Category Archives Budgeting & Spending

portion of income for rent

You think you found the perfect apartment, but when you see how much it will cost you each month, you’re not sure what percentage of income should go to rent, to keep you out of financial trouble. If you don’t regularly track and understand your spending habits, you may inadvertently take on an expensive rent payment that you can’t maintain.

moving costs

Moving can be a hassle – both physically and financially. Here's a quick recap about how much you can expect to pay for your move and how you may be able to save a few bucks.

cheap room decor

You’ve moved in and unpacked, but your apartment still doesn’t have your personal touch. Here are 6 places you can look to find cheap room decor for your boring walls.

Are you asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list of past apartments isn't enough for the landlord to decide whether you're reliable as a tenant. As such, he or she will ask for more items that will show that you're on top of your game.

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I’m one of those people that seriously lucked into my current apartment at just the right time. There was an opening and I was looking, so it was obviously a match made in heaven. I’m in a very hot neighborhood…

best season to rent

If you have the flexibility to make a strategic decision about the time of year to search, choosing the right month could save you a few headaches and even a few dollars. Though the ideal time to rent an apartment varies according to a number of factors, here are a few details to consider.

think before renting

Getting ready to move into your first apartment can be incredibly intimidating; renting an apartment is a pretty big deal. There are a LOT of things to consider. When it's your first time, there can be enough new information to make your head spin. Here are the important things to think about BEFORE you start your apartment-hunting process. This list can save you from making some costly mistakes.

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