Posts Tagged: Budgeting

Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style
Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In years’ past, we’ve covered the mysterious, occasionally awkward subject of holiday tipping – how much and to whom.  In fact, we have an entire section within our blog about the holidays and how to make it through them happy and unscathed:) Last year, I tipped my coffee cart guy (I don’t have a super etc)…
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…
Don’t Get Surprised by These Extra Expenses on Your Rental
Don’t Get Surprised by These Extra Expenses on Your Rental

Don’t Get Surprised by These Extra Expenses on Your Rental

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
WATCH OUT FOR THESE FIVE EXTRA COSTS ON YOUR RENTAL by Katherine So you’ve made your rent budget and you’ve been good and remembered to budget for basic utilities like internet, cable, electricity, gas and even water. But what about those sneaky expenses you didn’t think about and are now stuck with because you signed…
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…
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna has taken out her calculator and figured out what her first apartment move will cost. “Budgeting For The Big Move  by Dedreanna We have started to budget for our big move.  As I mentioned in an earlier post after graduation my fiance and I are getting our first apartment with another couple. Because of this, most…
Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC
Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC

Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi All, My new colleague Katie just moved to New York all the way from Chicago — and boy did she have some tips! Enjoy! “I recently moved from Chicago to New York City and the experience was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I wish I had had someone to give me some…
Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit
Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

Don’t Get Scammed Putting Down That Security Deposit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I looked for my last apartment, there were a few scary things in play.  I was moving in with my boyfriend (ack!) navigating the broker scene (double ack!), not to mention trying to find an honest landlord. But the hands-down, most terrifying part of the process was trusting someone I had just met with a check…
Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?
Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?

Elyse Asks To Dorm or Not to Dorm Next Semester?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“To Dorm or Not to Dorm?” That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of RA’s and ugly furniture; or to take arms against the sea of the real world and move into an apartment… The spring semester has started, and that means colleges will be writing…
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse shares her strategies for handling money matters and common chores with roommates. I’ve lived with a lot of different people in my life. When I lived at home, I had to share a room with my sister right up until I went to college and  shared a dorm room. When I got the apartment, one…
How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60
How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Me and My Grocery List The one thing I never understood in college was how quickly people abandoned their meal plans. Why would a person choose to cook meals, wash dishes and, the worst part of…