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Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018
Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018

Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve done it. You’ve found a place, signed a lease and put down a deposit. Congrats! You’re close to living your new home, but you’re not quite done yet: you still need to furnish your place. What do you need? How should you prioritize? Our ultimate checklist 2018 is organized by room and shows your…
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…
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
2017 Update: You can download our new Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet and use it to estimate your rent and budget for all your expenses. The basic target rent formula that landlord’s use is annual before-tax income divided by 40. When you are on a straight salary estimating the number is easy. However, if your are…
Affordable Rent Calculator
Affordable Rent Calculator

Affordable Rent Calculator

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Click Yes or No below to open calculator.   Description of the My First Apartment’s Affordable Rent Calculator: 1.) The above easy-to-use calculator uses the formulas from this post for calculating your maximum affordable rent. (Note: If you are paid hourly, you should also check our post How Much Rent Can I Afford on My…
Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist
Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist

Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You found an apartment, you signed the lease, you wrote the check. Congrats, you’re now all ready to move into your first apartment! Except, wait a minute, you’re not. You need things to put in the apartment. And what, exactly, do you need? Here’s a handy checklist of things you’ll need (or at least want,…