Posts Tagged: Budgeting

Is It Time to Upsize?

Is It Time to Upsize?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This is the time of year when many first apartment leases are up and it’s time to decide should you to stay or move. So, is your apartment’s feeling a little cramped? Maybe you got a new roommate, or just let your things get a little out of control. It’s one thing to feel frustrated,…
2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment

2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost time to bid goodbye to the dorms and start planning your next move.  If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to start looking for your first apartment. But even if you don’t, you can use the chart below to get a rough idea of what types of expenses you…
Moving to a New City Without a Job? Make Your Savings Last!

Moving to a New City Without a Job? Make Your Savings Last!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since moving to the Bay Area in October without a job, I’ve basically heard two different reactions from people: “Wow…you’re brave.” And, “Well that was dumb.” I’m convinced that both reactions mean the same thing, but I have no regrets! Although it’s been almost four months and I still don’t have a job, I’ve managed…
How to Recover Financially After Overspending During the Holidays

How to Recover Financially After Overspending During the Holidays

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking at your bank account and your January credit card statements and wondering what happened to all your money between the holiday season and now, you’re not alone. For some reason, during the holidays, I get really generous and really frivolous about actually sticking to a spending limit I can afford. Ever year I convince myself that…
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the New Year! I hope 2014 was great for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2015. We are here today with a few resolutions for your New Year that will help keep you (and your apartment) in good shape for all of 2015! Think about where you want to see yourself…
Having a Pet in an Apartment

Having a Pet in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What’s better than having a pet to greet you at the end of the day? Not much. For a serious reality check, read this post from my colleague Alex. A bit negative for my opinion, but go read it and come back to me. Still interested in a furry companion? Awesome. So was I. We decided…
New Apartment, New Adventures

New Apartment, New Adventures

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I can’t believe this summer is coming to a close. It really feels like yesterday that I was moving all of my things into my Atlanta apartment (and cursing the amount of junk I had accumulated! Don’t do what I did! Tips here.). I’m headed back to South Carolina for my final year in college…and…
Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The biggest transition for me after moving into an apartment is dealing with MONEY. Or lack thereof. While I was prepared for paying bills and living on a budget, it was is hard to adjust to having the majority of my paycheck dissolve into rent and utility payments. My boyfriend and I are used to going out…
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…