Posts Tagged: saving money

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…
Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition
Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition

Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Starting to cook in your first place can be overwhelming, especially before you get very familiar with your grocery store or market. It’s easy to go overboard when food shopping (especially as you figure out how much you actually eat before it goes bad!)…so follow these tips and learn what you should SAVE money on…
How to Create a Basic Budget
How to Create a Basic Budget

How to Create a Basic Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Creating a budget is one of the most important steps in keeping your finances in order. When you move into your first apartment, you’ll have to pay for necessities, such as rent, utilities, and groceries, while also being able to afford many other monthly bills, including commuting or car payments, student loan payments, phone,  cable…
Quick Ways to Make Extra Cash…With NO Work!
Quick Ways to Make Extra Cash…With NO Work!

Quick Ways to Make Extra Cash…With NO Work!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself strapped for extra cash during the summer time. Whether it’s more time for activities or planning vacations, money doesn’t seem to last as long as it does in the colder months! However, I am NOT complaining, because I found a few ways to save a little extra…
How to Save Money on Food
How to Save Money on Food

How to Save Money on Food

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Food can get expensive, especially if you add eating out at restaurants to your cost. Redesigning how you buy and cook can save you a lot of money on food. Whether your budget needs organization, you need to clip coupons, or you need to learn better meal prep, saving money on food is definitely doable.…
Pay Yourself First: A Budgeting Tip
Pay Yourself First: A Budgeting Tip

Pay Yourself First: A Budgeting Tip

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A really awesome financial adviser once gave me some powerful advice about saving money. During our conversation, I was hesitant to put a high percentage of my income into my savings account because it felt like a waste. If I couldn’t touch it that month, what was the point of working so hard? Know what…
Holiday Budgeting Tips
Holiday Budgeting Tips

Holiday Budgeting Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost the end of the year…can you believe it? This year seems to have flown past. While I love this season and the fun and family time it brings, I’m going to give it to you straight. It’s EXPENSIVE. Moving out is often a big rite of passage, which means your parents and family…
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving to a new apartment can be overwhelming. Finding a new place, signing a lease, planning the move…and don’t forget packing! That’s probably the worst part! The good news is that The Move is a great time to purge yourself of things you don’t need. Plus, if you have some nice things to leave behind,…
Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment
Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment

Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve talked about what you should consider before adopting a dog or cat and bringing it into your apartment, but what about the costs? Once you’re sure your landlord allows pets (and allows the kind of pet you want to adopt), how much should you plan to spend? For many people, the excitement of having a…
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am a HUGE dog lover and even adopted a dog a couple years ago in my first apartment. Raising a puppy in an apartment isn’t easy (see this post and this one and this one for more information on preparing), but once you commit to having a dog, it’s fun to think of creative ways to…