Posts Tagged: budgeting advice

Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand
Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To many apartment dwellers, apartment life means serious budgeting. Furniture, cookware, and other household items can be expensive, so you may want to buy some things secondhand. However, that’s not always the smartest move. Below, learn which kitchen tools you can and can’t buy secondhand. Why buy secondhand? When you’re buying used kitchenware, you’ll pay…
How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes
How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your income has drastically changed, you may have to move to a more affordable apartment. However, when applying to rent an apartment, you will usually need to show your income to prove that you can afford the rent. Given this obstacle, how can you relocate with a significant decrease in your budget? Here are…
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone has recurring fixed expenses in their budget, especially first-time apartment dwellers learning to balance life costs. Among these costs, keeping track of food can be tricky. It’s tempting to save time and order delivery or takeout, but that’s always more expensive than using your groceries to make a home-cooked meal. Yes, food is a…
How to Have a Social Life on a Budget
How to Have a Social Life on a Budget

How to Have a Social Life on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Life as a financially independent, stable adult means always being able to pay your monthly bills. When these financial obligations take priority, you may have to cut back on other costs that aren’t obligatory. For many people, these cutbacks can impede social life spending. But you can still easily have a social life on a…
How To Plan (And Stick To) A Food Budget
How To Plan (And Stick To) A Food Budget

How To Plan (And Stick To) A Food Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Life without food wouldn’t just be literally impossible – it would be really boring. Three good meals a day aren’t just vital to your health, but a good meal can also be a highlight of your day. Not everyone, though, can easily afford the groceries involved in making an extravagant dish – or buying one…
MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?
MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?

MFA IRL: Can Tori Afford $ 753 Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tori asks: “Ok, I make $14.25 an hr, get paid every week. Car note is $528 and my insurance is $293 a month, plus phone bill $80 a month, gas to work is $40 a week.  I have a 4 yr old son. Can I afford 753 for rent?” Tori, Like many young adults you…
Must-Have Budget Apps
Must-Have Budget Apps

Must-Have Budget Apps

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“There’s an app for that!” In fact, there are mobile apps to solve most problems these days, and your budget is no exception. If you’re like me, your mobile phone is never far from reach, meaning your budget shouldn’t be either! Check out these must-have budget apps and get downloading! Bank, Credit Union, Credit Card…
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…