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Free Time?!?
Free Time?!?

Free Time?!?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I have so many bills already. Paying rent and utilities is going to be a pain. There already not enough free time. Yet, I’m thinking of getting a part-time job to make some extra cash—like 5 to 10 hours a week at a job that pays $15ish—maybe I can bartend again. But, then I was…
The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out
The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out

The Crazy Spaces That People Rent Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Talk About Renting a Hole in the Wall Did anyone see this in the NY Times last weekend? It’s about people who advertised for rent, at $35 a month, a suspended mattress in their loft. The amazing thing is they got 12 replies. The article also talks about other crazy places people are willing to…
Know Your Heating Rights
Know Your Heating Rights

Know Your Heating Rights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that winter is here, it’s good to know a few things about your rights as a tenant. You don’t necessarily have to suffer or buy your own space heater if you find yourself living in an icebox this season. Or, if you do buy a heater, you may be able to deduct the cost…
Which home gift are you dreaming of?
Which home gift are you dreaming of?

Which home gift are you dreaming of?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving around the holidays can be a pain. It’s cold (well, most places it’s cold), you’re stressed out, everything is operating on holiday hours and money is already tight. There are a few perks though. First of all, fewer people move at this time of year so some real deals can be found. Secondly, you…
Tipping your way to a happy New Year!
Tipping your way to a happy New Year!

Tipping your way to a happy New Year!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are here and if this is your first year on your own you may not know that in city apartments, tipping your Super is customary. And if you’re lucky enough to have a doorman, they’ll be expecting a little something extra too. This may sound crazy to you, I know that I had…