Budgeting

How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent
How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent

How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving into your first apartment and getting started with adult life, one of the most important things to do is to start building up an emergency fund. It can be difficult to do that while paying other expenses, especially first-apartment rent, so read on below for four tips and tricks to start putting aside…
What Is The Median Rent for a One-Bedroom Apartment?
What Is The Median Rent for a One-Bedroom Apartment?

What Is The Median Rent for a One-Bedroom Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking to move into your first apartment, the most important choice is where you’re going to live. Many variables can help you make your choice, and one of the most important is whether you can find affordable housing in a certain area. Read on below to learn the national median rent for a one-bedroom…
How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget
How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget

How to Find the Right Apartment for Your Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Amid COVID-19 rental market fluctuations, it’s almost as if the housing market benefits the buyer one day and the seller the next. As such, finding an apartment that you can afford can be quite an arduous task.  Are you looking for a new place and having no luck? Here’s how to find the perfect apartment…
5 Places to Get Quarters for Your Coin-Operated Washer/Dryer
5 Places to Get Quarters for Your Coin-Operated Washer/Dryer

5 Places to Get Quarters for Your Coin-Operated Washer/Dryer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many people don’t carry cash anymore, and it’s increasingly less common for people to carry change as well. Additionally, getting coins can be a hassle during a coin shortage, but you’ll need them if your first apartment has coin-operated washers and dryers. Alternatively, if your apartment doesn’t have washers or dryers in your apartment building,…
Five Ways to Budget Better This April
Five Ways to Budget Better This April

Five Ways to Budget Better This April

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring is here, and the warmer weather might make you feel more inclined to go outside and spend more money. If you’re experiencing a large increase in your spending as sunny days get longer, now is the right time to budget better so you can stay on top of rent, utilities, and all your other…
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Lower utility bills are a good reason to use less energy, but that’s not all – less energy usage is also good for the environment. However, since so many appliances rely on electricity, it might…
Ready to Buy Your First Apartment? Here’s What You Can Afford
Ready to Buy Your First Apartment? Here’s What You Can Afford

Ready to Buy Your First Apartment? Here’s What You Can Afford

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
According to a recent study, 32.6% of Americans rent their homes, whereas 67.4% of American adults own their homes. These numbers reflect that homeownership has been increasing over the past few years, especially outside metropolitan areas and in the Midwest.  If you want to become a homeowner but don’t want to commit to a full…
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of apartment life, such as moving and possibly living with a sick roommate. The pandemic can also make finding new roommates more difficult because you’ll have to navigate COVID-19 safety precautions while apartment hunting, and you’ll have to choose a roommate who will do the same. And you’ll…
Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand
Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To many apartment dwellers, apartment life means serious budgeting. Furniture, cookware, and other household items can be expensive, so you may want to buy some things secondhand. However, that’s not always the smartest move. Below, learn which kitchen tools you can and can’t buy secondhand. Why buy secondhand? When you’re buying used kitchenware, you’ll pay…
How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes
How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your income has drastically changed, you may have to move to a more affordable apartment. However, when applying to rent an apartment, you will usually need to show your income to prove that you can afford the rent. Given this obstacle, how can you relocate with a significant decrease in your budget? Here are…