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MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?
MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?

MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?

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Kiya asks: “Hi, I currently make $12/hr and bring home $300-550 a check or $1,200-2,200 a month. My fiancé makes $15/hr and brings home $1,440 a month. Our max rent that we’ve been searching is $750. We have car insurance $500, groceries $330, gas $80, and phone $30. Can we afford to move ? We’re…
MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?
MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?

MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?

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Tori asks: “Ok, I make $14.25 an hr, get paid every week. Car note is $528 and my insurance is $293 a month, plus phone bill $80 a month, gas to work is $40 a week.  I have a 4 yr old son. Can I afford 753 for rent?” Tori, Like many young adults you…
Make It a Frugal February – 6 Tips to Recover After Holiday Splurges!
Make It a Frugal February – 6 Tips to Recover After Holiday Splurges!

Make It a Frugal February – 6 Tips to Recover After Holiday Splurges!

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If the holidays wrecked your budget, it’s time to catch up. Are you among the 57% of Americans who don’t have enough cash to pay a surprise $500 bill? Here are some of our best frugal living tips that will get your Frugal February started. Check your January bank and credit card statements Go through…
MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?
MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?

MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?

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We are starting today a new series, MFA IRL or My First Apartment In Real Life, where we answer selected reader questions that were posted in the comments. You can also email your questions/comments to Editor@MyFirstApartment.com. Olivia, 23, moving out of her parents’ house later this year, asks: “How much rent can I afford?” Income:…
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from the MFA Team! We hope that all your presents are perfect and your every wish comes true!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving from the MFA Team. We’ll see you again when all the pies are gone!
Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party
Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

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It’s your first Thanksgiving away from your family and the budget does not allow you to go home. Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own last-minute Thanksgiving dinner party. The menu planning is a breeze, and by now it’s a truly casual invite so nobody…
Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips
Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips

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It’s not too late to plan your first Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving Party! Here are some great party ideas from our bloggers. Decorating Tips from Audra Inevitably, not being able to head home for Thanksgiving leaves many feeling blue and wondering how to get that holiday feeling without family around. The truth is, staying local and…