Posts Tagged: Budgeting

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…
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all know that person…the one who just seems to be a terrible money manager! From over-spending to under-saving, this friend is the one always scrambling to make ends meet because they simply spend money they don’t have. The situation is much worse when this friend is also your roommate! What to do when your…
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…
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, to go loot through other people’s knick-knacks with your Aunt Suze or your Granny K? If so, you might remember garage sales and yard sales as unsorted, slightly-dirty collections of used tube socks; squirrel candles with their heads burned off; cross-stitch samplers from deceased elderly relatives;…
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…
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City
6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

6 Tips for Apartment Hunting in a More Expensive City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re a pro at moving or you’re moving into your first apartment, moving is stressful. Moving to a more expensive city is even more stressful, especially when it comes to finding an affordable and safe apartment that you love. Don’t worry, though. Do your research, and you’ll find an apartment suitable to you and…
Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”
Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”

Saving for Vacation When You Are “Rent Poor”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many of us have dreams of traveling the world while we are young and have our whole lives ahead of us. But if you are living on a budget in an expensive city, most of your income may be devoted to rent, utilities, paying off student loans, and everyday living expenses. How can you afford…