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Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The amount of rent is obviously the most important consideration in your first apartment search, but there are several other factors that can make or break your first apartment budget. Before you fall in love with an apartment, ask  yourself these six questions and factor your answers in when you are budgeting for apartment expenses.…
Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist
Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist

Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter has already arrived in most of the U.S. That means increased utility bills as you try to keep your apartment properly warm while the temperature outside dips below freezing. If you’re living on a budget, this bump in utility bills might cause you some stress, but with this ultimate first apartment utility budgeting checklist,…
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Couples
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Couples

First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Couples

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As promised last week, this is the couples week at the first apartment budgeting boot camp. We’ll try to figure out answers to Rachel’s, Celeste’s and Jimmy’s questions. Rachael Rachael asks: “Do you think $810 would be too much rent for my boyfriend and I together?” See Rachael’s question as a comment to https://www.myfirstapartment.com/2012/08/how-much-should-you-plan-for-utilities/this post.…
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy

First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your first apartment budgeting boot camp continues. Today we look at two real life examples, based on questions we have received from two of our readers, Brit and Billy. (Next week’s lesson will cover apartment budgeting when you are moving in with your significant other.) Brit: “Hi there, I’m also looking to move out of…
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp – Formulas and Guidelines
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp – Formulas and Guidelines

First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp – Formulas and Guidelines

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a big learning experience in so many ways: How to deal with landlords? How to keep your place clean? How to manage to cook and eat a healthy diet? However, for most first time renters the biggest learning hurdle is how to manage all the new expenses. For the…
2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment
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…
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve signed the lease and you have a move-in date. You know how much rent you can afford. But what are your expenses once you move in? Let’s break it down. First, there’s the moving. This is a one-time expense, but it can be a big one. You need to decide whether you’re using movers…
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna has taken out her calculator and figured out what her first apartment move will cost. “Budgeting For The Big Move  by Dedreanna We have started to budget for our big move.  As I mentioned in an earlier post after graduation my fiance and I are getting our first apartment with another couple. Because of this, most…
How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget
How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget

How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget

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Amid COVID-19 rental market fluctuations, it’s almost as if the housing market benefits the buyer one day and the seller the next. As such, finding an apartment that you can afford can be quite an arduous task.  Are you looking for a new place and having no luck? Here’s how to find the perfect apartment…