Posts Tagged: Budget

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate is a blast, especially when you become close enough friends to start to spend time together outside of your four walls. Oftentimes, friends come from different places and backgrounds with unique interests and career paths, meaning you may be both different and alike. One thing that’s bound to be different between…
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Being at the forefront of adulthood is a tricky phase to manage. We are looking for a new job, trying to navigate the world outside the college cocoon, and calculating how we could ever afford to leave our parents’ house. We may feel just lost for a while but slowly we all catch up, start…
New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt
New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

New Research On The Best Way To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Paying off credit card debt is hard at the best of times, let alone while paying rent in an unsteady economy. Researchers from the Harvard Business Review have been conducting studies to find the quickest, most effective way to pay off credit card debt and the answers may surprise you. Here’s what they have found…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (what?!) and for a lot of us, that means the 3 F’s: food, friends, and family. Even if you get to head home for the holiday, host a little Friendsgiving get-together with your roomies and take this opportunity to sit down for a fun meal and remind yourselves why…
Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate
Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The survey is closed. Thanks for all survey participants. The results will be reported in an upcoming post. Congratulations to Alize from Greenville, SC, who was the randomly – selected winner of the $50 Amazon gift certificate. At MyFirstApartment.com, we are asked every day how to estimate apartment utilities.  We want to update our previous utility…
Is It Time to Upsize?
Is It Time to Upsize?

Is It Time to Upsize?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This is the time of year when many first apartment leases are up and it’s time to decide should you to stay or move. So, is your apartment’s feeling a little cramped? Maybe you got a new roommate, or just let your things get a little out of control. It’s one thing to feel frustrated,…
Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less
Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The biggest transition for me after moving into an apartment is dealing with MONEY. Or lack thereof. While I was prepared for paying bills and living on a budget, it was is hard to adjust to having the majority of my paycheck dissolve into rent and utility payments. My boyfriend and I are used to going out…
Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke
Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke

Surviving the Holidays Without Going Broke

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of year again — Black Friday deals beckon, department stores are exploding with fake snow and plastic Santas, and children are dreaming of what cool toys to add to their lists. That’s right folks, the holiday season is coming to a doorstep near you! Whether you are the embodiment of holiday cheer…