Posts Tagged: moving out

From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents
From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MFA Mailbag recently received this email asking for our guidance: “I left my parents’ house on good terms. Great terms, even. After I left for college a few years ago, my relationship with my parents has only improved. When I wanted to move out, they agreed that it made sense for me to get an apartment in…
New Apartment, New Adventures
New Apartment, New Adventures

New Apartment, New Adventures

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I can’t believe this summer is coming to a close. It really feels like yesterday that I was moving all of my things into my Atlanta apartment (and cursing the amount of junk I had accumulated! Don’t do what I did! Tips here.). I’m headed back to South Carolina for my final year in college…and…
10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home
10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home

10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since I accomplished many life goals I set myself, new ones have quickly emerged. I have now achieved educational and career success but all of that is shattered when I turn the key to my home, greet my parents, and climb the stairs to the room I’ve had since I was seven. I am 27…
Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence
Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence

Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we welcome Caitlin to our blogger team! Growing up in a very traditional and conservative family, I’d always known that my parents expected me to live at home with them until I was married. So when I decided that my first move after graduating college would be searching for an apartment and…
Getting Your First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Save to Move Out?
Getting Your First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Save to Move Out?

Getting Your First Apartment: How Much Money Do You Need to Save to Move Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
2017 Update: You can download our new Printable Apartment Budgeting Worksheet and use it to estimate your rent and budget for all your expenses. 2016 Update: Also check out our recent posts that help you calculate the maximum affordable rent on your salary: How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay and Affordable…
Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family
Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family

Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We get a lot of readers asking if they have the budget to move out of their parents’ (or other relatives) house. It makes sense: who doesn’t want to be living a fully independent lifestyle? In terms of sheer finances, we’ve covered topics from budgeting for rent to the cost of utilities to how much…
Countdown to Your First Apartment: 3 Steps to Get Ready
Countdown to Your First Apartment: 3 Steps to Get Ready

Countdown to Your First Apartment: 3 Steps to Get Ready

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve never lived in an apartment of your own, there’s actually a lot to prepare for – it’s not simply a question of moving in. In this three-part series, we’ll give you the tips and insight you need from start to finish. First, we’ll tell you how to get ready for your search. Second,…
Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate
Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate

Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As Labor Day creeps up on us, I’m reminded of a post I wrote just after Memorial Day — about how my roommate wanted her unemployed, recovering alcoholic friend to move in. I was a bit freaked by her baggage, but mostly I had the initial gut reaction that I didn’t like her. Something about…