Posts Tagged: saving money

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments will try to catch your attention with fancy upgrades or add-on’s that tack on serious cost to your monthly rent payment. Some of them may be worth it…but some upgrades simply aren’t worth the cash. If you’re on a serious budget during your apartment hunt, check out the common upgrades below, and keep an…
More Ways to Save on Eating In and Out
More Ways to Save on Eating In and Out

More Ways to Save on Eating In and Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things I noticed about living in my own place is that food expenses can really add up if you let them. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to where I spent my money, instead just watched for my bottom line at the end of each month. However, looking a little…
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After graduation, most young adults are eager to get out into the world, explore, and live independently. Whether you’re looking to move out solo or with roommates, it can be tricky to coordinate your graduation, move-out, and new apartment move-in just right. Whether you’re hoping to move just across town after walking across the stage…
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for your first apartment can be time consuming and stressful. From deciding how many bedrooms and square footage to comparing the look and feel of different units, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. However, one crucial detail to also consider is your apartment’s location for many reasons. Consider the following about your apartment’s…
7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs
7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
No matter the type of apartment you live in – whether it’s brand new and energy efficient or decades old with unsealed door frames and windows – there are always ways to help reduce your utility costs. As a renter, you can’t make big changes to your apartment like updating windows or plumbing and electrical,…
Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”
Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”

Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of us have dreams of traveling the world while we are young and have our whole lives ahead of us. But if you are living on a budget in an expensive city, most of your income may be devoted to rent, utilities, paying off student loans, and everyday living expenses. How can you afford…
6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City
6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City

6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is exciting. Budgeting is stressful. Moving to a new city with a higher cost of living while trying to stay within budget is a unique combination of exciting and stressful. You want to explore the new city and discover your new favorite spots, restaurants and shops, but you also have to follow the rules of…
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…