Posts Tagged: how much rent can you afford

5 Tips to Save Money for Moving Out
5 Tips to Save Money for Moving Out

5 Tips to Save Money for Moving Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re on the hunt for your first place, a HUGE thing to remember is that you need to have about 3 TIMES your expected rent ready to go. This money goes towards paying a security deposit equal to (at least) one month’s rent, your first month’s rent due on signing of the lease, plus…
Saving for First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Move Out?
Saving for First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Move Out?

Saving for First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Move Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post was originally published in September 2013 and has been updated here for 2016. Check out the comments to the original post for some detailed examples on how to calculate your savings target. For many of our readers, moving into their own apartment is the ultimate goal. You want a place of your own,…
Affordable Rent Calculator
Affordable Rent Calculator

Affordable Rent Calculator

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Click Yes or No below to open calculator.   Description of the My First Apartment’s Affordable Rent Calculator: 1.) The above easy-to-use calculator uses the formulas from this post for calculating your maximum affordable rent. (Note: If you are paid hourly, you should also check our post How Much Rent Can I Afford on My…
2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment
2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment

2015 Graduate’s Guide to Budgeting for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost time to bid goodbye to the dorms and start planning your next move.  If you already have a job lined up, you are ready to start looking for your first apartment. But even if you don’t, you can use the chart below to get a rough idea of what types of expenses you…