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Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips
Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips

Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips

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It’s not too late to plan your first Thanksgiving/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 bringing the…
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Eve asks: “Hello, my friend and I are thinking of renting out our spare bedrooms in our apartment. We live in an area were rent easily goes for $2,500+ for a two bedroom. We got an amazing deal with only paying $800, as the landlord has known us for quite a while. We were thinking…
Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet
Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet

Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Budgeting Boot Camp continues. We are getting a high volume of comments from our readers to our budgeting-related posts Rent Calculator, How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay, How Much Money Do You Need to Save to Move Out, and others, asking for help with estimating first apartment living expenses. In…
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you starting to get excited about that great off-campus apartment you’ll be moving into in a few weeks? If you have decided to move off-campus, here are four important things to understand about your new living situation. 1. Monthly Rent Payments vs. Semester Dorm Fees Renting an off-campus apartment or a roommate share is…
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 http://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…