Posts Tagged: Budgeting

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?
Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you venture out on your own, there are plenty of new responsibilities that come your way… like being financially responsible and planning for your future! A financial adviser may help you set and meet financial goals and introduce you to the world of money management during this new chapter of your life. Here are a…
MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?
MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?

MFA IRL: How Much Rent Can Olivia Afford?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are starting today a new series, MFA IRL or My First Apartment In Real Life, where we answer selected reader questions that were posted in the comments. You can also email your questions/comments to Editor@MyFirstApartment.com. Olivia, 23, moving out of her parents’ house later this year, asks: “How much rent can I afford?” Income:…
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, you just don’t want to plan a menu, figure out what you need, and go to the grocery. That’s when meal subscription services come in. From Blue Apron to Hello Fresh, there are more than enough of these meal kit plans on the market for you to choose from, but given their price tags,…
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…
6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals
6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals

6 Grocery Apps To Help You Save Money + Plan Your Meals

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, bills pile up. You’ve got a lot of responsibilities now that you’re living in an apartment. From your rent payment to your utilities, theres a lot to keep track of, and the money coming out of your pocket can seem overwhelming. If you’re looking to get more organized and save cash, though, these 6…
Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord
Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord

Here’s Which Streaming Services To Consider When Cutting The Cord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone loves saving cash. Whether it’s going out to eat less often or something more drastic like finding a roommate, having a bit more money in your pocket never hurt. One popular way to save on your monthly expenses is cutting the cord. What does that mean? Eliminating your cable services and opting for “Netflix…
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Shopping sales and using coupons are a great ways to save money, but only if you’re using them the right way. If you’re not, they can actually end up costing you a lot more. This is especially true if you are just learning to shop for one person. The tips here are focuses on grocery…
Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!
Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s just face the fact that moving costs add up quickly, especially if you’re moving for the first time. The best thing to do is research and plan so you can set a realistic moving budget that you can stick to. Knowing all of the costs associated with moving will help you stick to your…
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Pinto beans, rice, and Andouille sausage is one of the most delicious, healthy $5 meals  you can make! Dried pinto beans are a staple of the bare cupboard. How many times have you gone into the kitchen, pilfered through the cabinets and thought, “There’s nothing to eat!”, despite seeing copious mason jars, ZipLoc Bags, and…
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…