Finding and setting up your first apartment is exciting and expensive. Some grads decide to forego independent living and move back home for awhile until they’ve saved enough money to get started.
Whatever you choose, living away from campus is an adjustment. There are more bills to pay and perhaps fewer roommates to share expenses. Here are some ways to ease the transition, and lots of money-saving tips.
How to find an apartment,
The fine art of negotiating a lease,
10 (reversible) apartment- improvement projects,
Moving back in with mom and dad,
Cheap tips for moving from dorm to apartment,
5 frugality tips for college grads,
Finding the cell phone plan for your lifestyle,
5 ways to save on grocery bills
Compiled by Dena Dubay, Dani Arthur, Amy Fleitas and Myra Cristobal. Illustrations by Brandy Kesl.