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How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?
How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

How Long Do You Need To Look For A New Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made the decision to move to a new apartment. You’ve figured out the maximum rent you can afford, how much you can spend on moving and new furnishings, and when you want to move. But you’re still a bit stressed – you still need to find the actual apartment. Once you’ve figured out your…
Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out
Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going out with friends to a restaurant, club, bar, or show is sure to be a fun time, but it sure doesn’t come for free! That $13 burger, $20 club cover, or $40 show ticket – not to mention the cost of getting to and from your apartment – adds up over time. If your…
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s pretty much common sense that buying groceries and making your own food at home is a way less expensive alternative to ordering delivery or take-out or grabbing a bite at your local bar, cafe, or restaurant. Yet monthly grocery costs can still add up quickly, with many households reporting that they spend several hundreds…
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?
Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

Is August Really The Most Expensive Month To Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever searched for a lease that starts in August, you’ve likely noticed that finding a home both within your budget and your quality standards is harder than at other times of the year. You might find yourself flustered at the sheer lack of options that meet your needs. Don’t worry, you’re not setting…
Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending
Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
On a hot day, there are few joys like stepping into an air-conditioned building from the sweltering outdoors. You’re probably familiar, though, with how expensive it gets to run the air conditioner all day long. Whether your apartment is powered by central air or window units, you likely see your electric bill skyrocket during summer…
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

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A smart home device allows you to control certain parts of your apartment remotely. As long as you have an internet connection (or data access, depending on the device), you can keep track of what’s going on in your apartment and make sure you return to a home that’s just the way you want it. …
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few notions quite as unsettling as the idea that neither you nor your belongings are truly safe at home. According to the FBI, over 2 million homes each year fall prey to burglary. Even if you lock the knob, deadbolt, and chain on your front door, close and lock all your windows, and…
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your ceiling starts leaking, your dishwasher stops working, or your oven stops heating, you’ll need to call an expert to take care of your problem. If you’re renting your apartment, your landlord is likely required to schedule and pay for major repairs of this nature. While there may be a clear set of obligations…
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you pack all your belongings for your upcoming move, you might stumble upon a bunch of old documents you’ve been holding on to, not sure what to do with them or even if you need to keep them in the first place. If you’re not using these documents, you might not want to bring…
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

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When your next raise kicks in, you may find yourself dreaming of all the things you could buy with that cash bump. You might want to consider using that extra money to redecorate your home. You may even think about an entirely new apartment that’s now in your budget. But does a raise mean you…