Monthly Archives: November 2009

How Much of Your Paycheck Should Go Towards Rent?

How Much of Your Paycheck Should Go Towards Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My sister is moving into her first apartment next month in Chicago and was planning her budget over the long Thanksgiving weekend while I sat next to her reading the paper.  “So, Ms. First Apartment Expert,” she smirked at me, “how much should I be spending on rent?” “A quarter,” I said without looking up…
How to Cozy Up your Apartment for the Holidays. . without going home

How to Cozy Up your Apartment for the Holidays. . without going home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! A lot of folks I know aren’t going home this year because of $$ issues so I thought I’d write a few post about how to make your apartment really embody that home away from home feeling. The first thing I notice about my parents’ house is…
Top 5 Warning Signs That the Apartment Ad is a Scam!

Top 5 Warning Signs That the Apartment Ad is a Scam!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re trying to suss out an apartment over the internet, hopefully you’re not taking everything you’re getting back at face value. Oh no! Did I ruin the apt dream for you? I hope not. . . because cozy certainly means small in NYC translation as opposed to, you know, home-y and cute. That’s a…
Join My First Apartment on Facebook!

Join My First Apartment on Facebook!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment has a second home — on Facebook! You’re probably wondering what took us so long, right? Well, ya know, we had to paint, re-do the floors and get renters insurance just in case something broke! I kid, I kid. But, seriously, we’re up and running and hope you’ll think about joining us!…