Budgeting

How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money
How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money

How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you budget for you expenses at your new place, you never forget to account for the obvious things: rent, electricity, water, etc. But what you might not have thought about is how much your electronic habits are costing you. Here are a few ways you can cut back to save on your electronic expenses. Netflix…
Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List
Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List

Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I have love/hate relationship when it comes to giving gifts. I love that moment of finding the perfect gift for someone and knowing how much they’ll like it, but I hate the sometimes arduous process of actually figuring out what the perfect gift is, not to mention the how much lighter my wallet feels after every holiday…
The Ultimate Money Hack: Living Beneath Your Means
The Ultimate Money Hack: Living Beneath Your Means

The Ultimate Money Hack: Living Beneath Your Means

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is big. It’s huge! A life milestone you’ll never forget. Living in your first place can make you feel like a real adult: independent, savvy, and ready to take on the world. The only problem? Wanting to live bigger and better than your Instagram peers can lead you to trouble…
3 Ways to be More Thrifty This Week
3 Ways to be More Thrifty This Week

3 Ways to be More Thrifty This Week

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s pretty easy to be wasteful, and sometimes it’s important to take a step back and ensure you’re getting the most out of your belongings, your paycheck, and your life! A great way to do so is implement a few “thrifty” habits into your daily routine. These habits will not only help you save a…
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Buying your first furniture can be really fun, but it can also stressful when you have dozens of different options and don’t know which ones to choose. It’s especially hard if you’re ordering online and don’t have the chance to see the product in person before making your decision. In an effort to alleviate some…
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Shopping sales and using coupons are a great ways to save money, but only if you’re using them the right way. If you’re not, they can actually end up costing you a lot more. This is especially true if you are just learning to shop for one person. The tips here are focuses on grocery…
How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$
How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$

How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Saving up for a big vacation? Saving to move out? Saving for a new car? Unfortunately, money doesn’t exactly grow on trees. But, what if I told you that you have more money than you ever imagined? The key to unlock some extra cash? MEAL PREP!  Now, I know you’ve heard about meal prep from…
Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet
Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet

Budgeting Boot Camp: Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Budgeting Boot Camp continues. We are getting a high volume of comments from our readers to our budgeting-related posts Rent Calculator, How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay, How Much Money Do You Need to Save to Move Out, and others, asking for help with estimating first apartment living expenses. In…
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all know that person…the one who just seems to be a terrible money manager! From over-spending to under-saving, this friend is the one always scrambling to make ends meet because they simply spend money they don’t have. The situation is much worse when this friend is also your roommate! What to do when your…