Budgeting

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…
Don’t Overspend on These 5 Things
Don’t Overspend on These 5 Things

Don’t Overspend on These 5 Things

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After moving into your first apartment and getting settled, you’ll find one thing for sure: The bills don’t stop coming! Rent, utilities, internet, phones, transportation… it can feel overwhelming and it’s easy to overspend! Luckily, there are some good ways to cut corners to ensure you stay in your budget and still get everything you…
Spend or Save: Kitchen Items
Spend or Save: Kitchen Items

Spend or Save: Kitchen Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s not always easy to know when you should try to cut corners and when it’s really worth spending the money on something. Here are my thoughts regarding some kitchen basics. Silverware, dishes and glassware: Save  Thrift stores are the perfect place to get plates, bowls, silverware, cups, mugs and glassware. I got all of…