Posts Tagged: budgeting tips for first apartments

How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The basic target rent formula that landlord’s use is annual before-tax income divided by 40. When you are on a straight salary estimating the number is easy. However, if your are getting paid hourly, budgeting your maximum affordable rent is a bit more complicated and you have to factor in both your hours and hourly…
The 3 Secrets to Creating (and Sticking to) a New Apartment Budget
The 3 Secrets to Creating (and Sticking to) a New Apartment Budget

The 3 Secrets to Creating (and Sticking to) a New Apartment Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unlike riding a bicycle, going to the mall alone, or receiving your first college acceptance, no one informs you when you’re ready to move out. Wouldn’t that be so much easier though? A major decider (besides your parent’s not so subtle hints) is when you’re are able to afford paying your own rent, utilities, groceries…
Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out
Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out

Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was saving up to move out of my parents’ house, the adults in my life had no shortage of advice for me: “Don’t worry about living with someone you don’t know; I had a Craigslist roommate when I was your age who ended up being in my wedding”; “Oh, just relax and enjoy…
How to Keep Track of Your Monthly Expenses
How to Keep Track of Your Monthly Expenses

How to Keep Track of Your Monthly Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our fellow blogger Alex just wrote a post about all the expenses us as apartment renters should be aware of. Every expense he listed rings true, no matter what your situation is. So the question now is, how do you keep track of them all? How can you continue to pay your bills and fund your…