Budgeting

Which TV Subscription Service Should You Pick?
Which TV Subscription Service Should You Pick?

Which TV Subscription Service Should You Pick?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to cutting the cord, there’s a lot to think about. Is it really cheaper (yes, it is)? Will I miss cable TV? Which TV subscription service should I use? Thankfully, there’s a way to decide that last question. With so many TV subscription services out there, you may be lost in a…
How to Navigate a Housing Budget
How to Navigate a Housing Budget

How to Navigate a Housing Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The general suggestion for rent is 30% of monthly income, but many people end up paying far more. In fact, 1 in 5 millennial parents report spending 50-59% of income on housing, according to a 2016 report from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Crazy, right? Due to rising rental rates and fewer available units,…
5 New Year’s Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
5 New Year’s Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

5 New Year’s Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These simple money tips by Alex will give your 2019 a great start. Maybe last year’s resolution to hit the gym and drop 10 pounds didn’t work out so well, nor did that plan to write a best seller. Perhaps you were over-reaching a bit. Luckily, a new year means new beginnings and a chance to make realistic…
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, you just don’t want to plan a menu, figure out what you need, and go to the grocery. That’s when meal subscription services come in. From Blue Apron to Hello Fresh, there are more than enough of these meal kit plans on the market for you to choose from, but given their price tags,…
Ready to Save Money on Appliances?
Ready to Save Money on Appliances?

Ready to Save Money on Appliances?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Buying even small appliances can be expensive and overwhelming. When every current appliance on the market seems to come with an HD TV, wifi, and other extra bells and whistles, it can be tough to choose, especially when moving into a new apartment. While you might feel that you have to either buy brand-new or…
Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills
Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills

Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even if you budgeted perfectly for your first apartment, expenses can add up over time! If you’re looking to cut your bills, here are a few quick and easy places to start with, to save you some money without sacrificing your lifestyle. Gym & social memberships Look through your bank statements to ensure you’re not…
Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays
Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays

Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are just around the corner, and now that you’re an established adult in your own first apartment, it’s time to start responsibly planning your budget! The holiday season can be stressful in terms of budgeting, but it doesn’t have to be! Take time to plan for the holidays by following these tips and…
Must-Have Budget Apps
Must-Have Budget Apps

Must-Have Budget Apps

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“There’s an app for that!” In fact, there are mobile apps to solve most problems these days, and your budget is no exception. If you’re like me, your mobile phone is never far from reach, meaning your budget shouldn’t be either! Check out these must-have budget apps and get downloading! Bank, Credit Union, Credit Card…
How To Winterize Your Apartment To Save On Heating Bills
How To Winterize Your Apartment To Save On Heating Bills

How To Winterize Your Apartment To Save On Heating Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer just ended, and if you’re anything like me you may still have your air conditioner in the window, waiting for that last leaf to fall before taking it out. Winter will be here before we know it, and so will that first winter electric bill. There are a few things you can do to…