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Holiday Tipping 2016
Holiday Tipping 2016

Holiday Tipping 2016

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Learning to tip is just another one of the lessons in adult life you have to learn when you move into your first apartment. Whom to tip? How much? Here are some basics you can use as you tipping guide: Super Tipping your super can bring you goodwill for the next year. $50-$100 is a…
How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score
How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score

How to Use Your Rent Payments to Boost Your Credit Score

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Christine DiGangi One of the many reasons someone might look at your credit scores is to figure out if you’re likely to repay any money you borrow, so you’d think having a history of paying a huge monthly bill on time would be good for your credit. But in many cases, one of the…
10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About
10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About

10 Costs First Time Renters Don’t Think About

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Stephanie Lynch If you recently found the perfect apartment — congratulations!  It can be pretty time consuming to find the right area, amenities, landlord and price.  There’s nothing better than walking into an apartment and instantly clicking with it. While signing the lease to your new apartment may be exciting, most apartment tenants, especially…
How to Save Money on Work Lunches
How to Save Money on Work Lunches

How to Save Money on Work Lunches

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Prepping meals for the week can be a surprising challenge, especially when our lives are filled with work obligations, chores, and hanging out with friends and family. We’ve all had those weeks where Monday comes around, and we find ourselves at the café two blocks away from work, purchasing an overpriced salad. Eating lunch out…
5 Free Money Tracking Apps That Are Great For Staying Within Budget
5 Free Money Tracking Apps That Are Great For Staying Within Budget

5 Free Money Tracking Apps That Are Great For Staying Within Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you’re a boss when it comes financial responsibility, it’s likely there have been one (or many) times in your life that you’d made purchases without considering the consequences on your budget. (Guilty.) If you haven’t had the (dis)pleasure of receiving a lovely overdraft fine, let me go ahead and clue you in on a little…
Save or Splurge: Bedrooms
Save or Splurge: Bedrooms

Save or Splurge: Bedrooms

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your first apartment is the perfect chance to show your personality and pick up some fun pieces that really speak to you. However, your first apartment also likely means you’re on a tight budget (or should be) as you pay the rental deposit and build up an “in-case-of-emergency” savings fund. Here are our top tips…
Tips for Saving Money When Ordering Takeout
Tips for Saving Money When Ordering Takeout

Tips for Saving Money When Ordering Takeout

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all have those days where we come home from work or school and we head straight to the couch, dreading the thought of figuring out what to have for dinner. Ordering takeut has many benefits in this case: the food is tasty, it’s convenient, and it saves us from a night of cooking and…
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is very exciting, especially when it comes to furnishing and decorating your apartment within the first month! Starting off in a new apartment is also very expensive, with landlords often asking for first and last month’s rent, a hefty security deposit and any fees tagged on for using a broker…
5 Recommended Money Management Apps
5 Recommended Money Management Apps

5 Recommended Money Management Apps

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having all of your money available digitally can be great. It lets you pay your bills, at any time, no matter where you; buy things online that you can’t find anywhere; shop for the best deals; even the ability to pay with your phone. Unfortunately, all of the things that make digital currency so great…
How to Create a Basic Budget
How to Create a Basic Budget

How to Create a Basic Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Creating a budget is one of the most important steps in keeping your finances in order. When you move into your first apartment, you’ll have to pay for necessities, such as rent, utilities, and groceries, while also being able to afford many other monthly bills, including commuting or car payments, student loan payments, phone,  cable…