Posts Tagged: budgeting tips

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…
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…
4 Ways to Save Money On Now
4 Ways to Save Money On Now

4 Ways to Save Money On Now

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of us start the year with resolutions around saving money, but by now the good intentions are gone and we have slid back into our old wasteful habits. It’s not too late to course-correct and, fortunately, it won’t be as hard as it may sound! There are plenty of easy swaps you can make…
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…
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…
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy
First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy

First Apartment Budgeting Boot Camp: Brit and Billy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your first apartment budgeting boot camp continues. Today we look at two real life examples, based on questions we have received from two of our readers, Brit and Billy. (Next week’s lesson will cover apartment budgeting when you are moving in with your significant other.) Brit: “Hi there, I’m also looking to move out of…
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental
Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

Upgrades That Aren’t Worth The Cash in a Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments will try to catch your attention with fancy upgrades or add-on’s that tack on serious cost to your monthly rent payment. Some of them may be worth it…but some upgrades simply aren’t worth the cash. If you’re on a serious budget during your apartment hunt, check out the common upgrades below, and keep an…
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation
Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

Tips for Apartment Hunting Pre-Graduation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After graduation, most young adults are eager to get out into the world, explore, and live independently. Whether you’re looking to move out solo or with roommates, it can be tricky to coordinate your graduation, move-out, and new apartment move-in just right. Whether you’re hoping to move just across town after walking across the stage…