Posts Tagged: Budgeting

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…
Living On Your Own: 7 Tips For Avoiding Budget Woes

Living On Your Own: 7 Tips For Avoiding Budget Woes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you finally make the big move into your very first apartment, you are pretty unaware of the big financial hit you are about to take. No, that doesn’t mean you’ll be broke for the rest of your life nor does it mean that you can’t make it on your own. However, it does mean…
Make Moving Easy: Sell Your Old Stuff Online

Make Moving Easy: Sell Your Old Stuff Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving, you find yourself in a mess. A mess of boxes. A mess of clothes. A mess of bubble wrap. The easiest way to climb out of that mess? Saying goodbye to some of those items. But sometimes throwing items away doesn’t seem right.  After all, you’re moving – some extra cash would…
First Apartment Holiday Tipping Guide

First Apartment Holiday Tipping Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tipping can be a tricky for the first time renter. When you’re living on your own in an apartment, there’s all sorts of new interactions: dealing with landlords, with handymen and building supers. Whom should you tip? How much should you give?   To help you out, we have pooled together the tipping advice our bloggers…
There’s Still Time to Score Black Friday Online Deals for Your Apartment

There’s Still Time to Score Black Friday Online Deals for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dear Disgruntled Black Friday Shopper, Did you go to the mall and come home empty-handed?  The day is still young and we have a few online deals to share with you! Macy’s: This retail giant is basically giving its goods away. Use code TURKEY to get 10-15% off plus free shipping, beyond the already low…
Credit Score Traps – And How to Avoid Them

Credit Score Traps – And How to Avoid Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What can affect your credit score? You may be surprised.  Of course, delinquent payments ding it, but even if you have been a completely reliable consumer and paid every single bill,  there are still other traps that can adversely affect your credit score. Alex and I learned this when we recently decided to look for a condo and…