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Dana

Dana Kearney was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. and graduated from UC Davis. After moving away from home, Dana has lived in dorms, in a co-op, in apartments and more apartments. She spends her free time writing, reading, and designing clothes.
Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event
Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event

Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event

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If you are single and you would like to have some fun with other singles you know,  you could set up a Friend’s Day event on Valentine’s Day. Plan a theme Think about what would be the most exciting for you and your friends to do. You might want to set up a fancy dinner…
Should You Date Your Roommate?
Should You Date Your Roommate?

Should You Date Your Roommate?

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If you are thinking about dating your roommate, think really hard about it. It is a big step. My advice: in most circumstances you should not date your roommate. Consider the impact on other roommates If you have other roommates, you should not date your roommate, especially if another  roommate is also interested in you.…
9 Ways to Save Money Right Now
9 Ways to Save Money Right Now

9 Ways to Save Money Right Now

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So you want to start saving for your next trip, a new house, or a new car. It doesn’t matter what you want to save for, it’s always a good idea to to control your expenses so you won’t end up in poverty. And the time to start is right now! 1. Stop buying pre-made…
What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?
What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?

What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?

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“Good roommates are all alike; every bad roommate is bad in their own way.” Here are some of the most common types of bad roommates. We’ll tell you how to avoid becoming one as you start looking for your roommate share. Everyone’s Mom Are you the roommate that acts like everyone’s Mom and tries to make sure…
Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience
Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience

Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience

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What should you do about roommate gifts? It depends. If your roommate is your best friend, then it’s easy.  You know what they will like, and you’ll get them a perfect gift.  It gets trickier (and more expensive!) if you live in a group house with many roommates, but there are ways to make the…
Group House Living: Setting Up House Rules
Group House Living: Setting Up House Rules

Group House Living: Setting Up House Rules

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You and your three friends have finally found a place to move in together, and everyone is excited about getting free of parents and dorm rules. However,  you realize very soon that a free-for-all is not going to work – you need to set up some house rules for your new place.  But how? So,…
6 Best Things About Having a Roommate
6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

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When you first move in with a roommate, you may think that you are going to hate sharing your space because you always had your own place. Let me convince you how much fun it is going to be to have a roommate. With a roommate you’ll have: 1. Someone to do things with The…
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

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So you are looking for your first apartment and you don’t know where to start. Well, here are 5 things anyone looking for a roommate share should find out about their future roommates. Rent Payments You must know how they will pay the rent and when. Are they getting any help paying the rent?  If…