If you’re dreaming of becoming a homeowner soon, the first step to buying a house is saving enough money for a down payment. And while you may qualify for a low down payment, there are other costs associated with purchasing a home (inspection costs, closing costs, furnishing a house, etc.), so it’s a good idea to have a bit of a nest egg saved up. Here are tips on saving money while renting so you can achieve your homeownership goal sooner rather than later!
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Money can’t buy love, but all the fancy Valentine’s date nights on your social media feeds may lead you to lose sight of this truth. Show your love this year without going over-budget with these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas that are guaranteed to please your main squeeze! Read the rest of this entry »
Did you treat-yo-self a little too hard? Getting back on track after overdoing the retail therapy can be a daunting-but-necessary task! Make staying within budget a little easier on yourself by leveraging these little-known ways to save money as a renter.
Are you staying in town for spring break? Stop mindlessly swiping through your friend’s tropical social media stories, and instead take this time to turn your FOMO into mo’ money! While your friends drain their accounts, why not cushion yours? Save up for next year’s trip to Cancun with these spring break jobs. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you attending or hosting a holiday party this winter? If so, maybe you’re fretting over what to buy for the gift exchange. Whether you’re shopping for a white elephant gift for friends or getting a present for your office’s Secret Santa exchange, we’ve got solutions that can keep you on the nice list at every holiday party! Read the rest of this entry »
The holiday season is full of love, joy, and, unfortunately, expenses! Even with fun things like gifts and travel on your mind, you still have to pay for rent, utilities, and food. But you can beat the budget blues this winter with these seven ways to make extra cash for the holidays! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s spacious, below-market price, and doesn’t require a background check—it’s the apartment of your dreams! But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some of the most common apartment rental scams, how they work, and how you can spot them before you sign a lease that turns your dream apartment into a waking nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re hoping to move out of your dorm, upgrade your current space, or finally live roommate-free for the first time—the financial logistics of renting an apartment can be overwhelming. The good news is, you probably can afford an apartment as long as you know how to save. When you budget efficiently, the cost of an apartment becomes much more manageable. Read this step-by-step guide to saving up for apartment rent, and start your search today. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve already spent your paycheck. You’ve almost drained your bank account. And now you’re worried about paying your rent, which is due in five days.
First, know that you’re not alone. Lots of people run into financial problems and can’t afford to pay their rent. Don’t be embarrassed.
Second, don’t freak out. There are ways to cope with this situation that can help you bounce back quickly. Here are six of them. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of sad truths in life. To name a few: you have to pay taxes, your beloved dog won’t live forever, and your apartment rent will go up, not down. While it’s important to accept these facts, it’s equally as important to keep an eye out for things that seem unfair. For example, your landlord cannot raise the rent whenever they feel like it! Rent laws vary by state, but there are some general guidelines that can help you figure out if you’re dealing with an illegal rent increase. If your rent has recently increased or your landlord has announced that one is coming, you’ll want to read this. Read the rest of this entry »