Posts Tagged: Budget

Savvy Financial Tips: How You Should Budget For Rent
Savvy Financial Tips: How You Should Budget For Rent

Savvy Financial Tips: How You Should Budget For Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re back with our second installment of tips from the folks at Apartment Guide, this time with your wallet in mind. Check out our first installment here, designed to make your home feel warm and cozy – not to mention reward a lucky commenter with $50 for sharing a tip for how to best turn an…
Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170
Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170

Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you have to equip your first kitchen, buying the right tools can be daunting and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The key to properly outfitting your kitchen with the basics is collecting a handful of multi-purpose tools that can be used in a wide array of food preparations. I recommend that you…
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed our past posts detailing our suggestions for furnishing your apartment for $500 and $1000. Today’s post, the last in our series, is for the big spender – with $2000 in his/her apartment piggy bank.  At this budget level, you can afford stuff that is worth moving to your next place and maybe the…
Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re often asked for advice about how much to budget for apartment essentials.  For instance, “What kinda apartment can I get for X amount per month?” Or, “If I have $1000 to move cross country. . . what then?” And, perhaps the most frequent . . .  “How can I furnish my apartment without totally breaking the…
5 Flights or Staying on Budget and in Shape
5 Flights or Staying on Budget and in Shape

5 Flights or Staying on Budget and in Shape

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse shares her exercise secrets. 5 Flights: Staying on Budget and in Shape When you’re living on your own for the first time, it’s probably safe to say you don’t really have the money to spare on a gym membership. (Especially if you live in New York City.) When I first moved in…
How Much Should You Be Tipping This Holiday Season?
How Much Should You Be Tipping This Holiday Season?

How Much Should You Be Tipping This Holiday Season?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
2009 was a toughie, no? Even though I’m thankful that I now have gainful employment, I’d be dreaming to say that my bank account has fully recovered from the mess that was being laid-off. But, while I’m still trying to get my savings back up to less-anxiety filled levels of green, I definitely understand that…