Budgeting

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…
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…