Budgeting

Did You Budget for These Rental Apartment Fees?
Did You Budget for These Rental Apartment Fees?

Did You Budget for These Rental Apartment Fees?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With any apartment come various monthly fees… not just rent! When budgeting for your first apartment, don’t forget to consider the variety of fees that might be added to your rent. Be sure to ask your potential new landlord about each fee to confirm if it’s included in rent, required, or optional. Before digging into…
Summer Of The Side Hustle — 5 Ways To Make Extra Cash Fast
Summer Of The Side Hustle — 5 Ways To Make Extra Cash Fast

Summer Of The Side Hustle — 5 Ways To Make Extra Cash Fast

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If one thing is true about me, it’s that I love a good side hustle. I don’t mind my day job but I’m always looking for ways to bring in extra income doing things I enjoy. My current side hustles include freelance writing (hi there), Etsy shop owner, lifestyle blogger, thrift store flipper and occasional…
Let’s Talk Utility Bills
Let’s Talk Utility Bills

Let’s Talk Utility Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Alright- we can all agree that saving the earth is good thing, right? Exactly. None of us are out there trying to sabotage the planet. So what if you could save the planet AND save your monthly bills at the same time? I’m here with some utility hacks to help aid in the never ending…
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re about to move to your first apartment. I’m sure you’ve already planned out your moving budget, but there may be some expenses you didn’t plan for yet. I know I certainly hadn’t figured these things into my move. Startup/Connection Fees Did you know that for things like utilities, internet, etc., they don’t just…
Where to Live: Median Rent and Largest Industry in 50 States
Where to Live: Median Rent and Largest Industry in 50 States

Where to Live: Median Rent and Largest Industry in 50 States

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
No matter where you live, finding an apartment that’s affordable, safe and not awful-looking can be a challenge. With the rising price of rent in growing cities and the trends of more people choosing to live in apartments versus traditional homes, deciding where to move can be a tricky business. Even more, if you’re thinking…
6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals
6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals

6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, bills pile up. You’ve got a lot of responsibilities now that you’re living in an apartment. From your rent payment to your utilities, theres a lot to keep track of, and the money coming out of your pocket can seem overwhelming. If you’re looking to get more organized and save cash, though, these 6…
4 Ways to Save Money On Now
4 Ways to Save Money On Now

4 Ways to Save Money On Now

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of us start the year with resolutions around saving money, but by now the good intentions are gone and we have slid back into our old wasteful habits. It’s not too late to course-correct and, fortunately, it won’t be as hard as it may sound! There are plenty of easy swaps you can make…
Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord
Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord

Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone loves saving cash. Whether it’s going out to eat less often or something more drastic like finding a roommate, having a bit more money in your pocket never hurt. One popular way to save on your monthly expenses is cutting the cord. What does that mean? Eliminating your cable services and opting for “Netflix…
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By now, you’ve surely heard that there are programs that help you make money back on things you purchase every day. If you haven’t… BIG NEWS! Today, there are a handful of apps that pay you for sharing purchases or for purchasing certain brands during a given time. If you’re looking to boost your vacation…
3 Top First Apartment Money Traps and How to Avoid Them
3 Top First Apartment Money Traps and How to Avoid Them

3 Top First Apartment Money Traps and How to Avoid Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is aimed at all you new grads starting to plan for your first apartment. Watch out for these three money traps that can foil your plans for getting your dream apartment or bust your budget once you get one. Trap #1. Your Car Your car? What does your car have to do with…